Liverpool host Manchester City in the first leg of a hugely anticipated all-English Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some other meetings between Premier League sides in Europe’s elite competition.

Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea (agg: 1-0), 2005 – Semi-Finals

Luis Garcia’s controversial third-minute “ghost goal”—as referred to by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho—carried Liverpool into the final on a tense night at Anfield.

After holding the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge, the Reds claimed the initiative when Garcia’s shot was ruled to have crossed the line despite William Gallas’ clearance.

Had it not been given Liverpool might have argued they should have had a penalty for a foul on Milan Baros by Petr Cech in the build-up.

Liverpool held on but lived on their nerves, with Damian Duff close to a critical away goal in added time.


Liverpool 4-2 Arsenal (agg: 5-3), 2008 – Quarter-Finals

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 8, 2008: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE and Fernando Torres celebrate after Gerrard's penalty made it 3-2 during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match against Arsenal at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool produced a stunning late recovery to see off the Gunners as the two sides served up a classic in their third encounter in the space of six days.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Abou Diaby put Arsenal ahead before Sami Hyypia and Fernando Torres turned the tie in Liverpool’s favour.

The next twist came six minutes from time as Emmanuel Adebayor’s strike put Arsenal in front on away goals but a Steven Gerrard penalty and late Ryan Babel effort won it in a dramatic finale.



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