The all-English affair will see Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Anfield – where they have already lost this season – on April 4 with the return leg the following week.
City are favourites courtesy of their form in the Premier League, which they are only a few matches away from winning, but Garcia was a member of the Liverpool team which beat domestic champions Chelsea in a semi-final on their way to their 2005 Istanbul triumph and he is confident ahead of the City game.
Asked whether his old side should be worried by Guardiola’s all-conquering team the Spaniard, who played for Liverpool Legends in the entertaining 5-5 draw with their Bayern Munich counterparts in a match in aid of the LFC Foundation, said: “No, I don’t think so. People won’t be thinking about that.
“It’s great to see the team back on this stage, the history of the club shows how important Liverpool are in the Champions League.
“People know everything the team has done in the past.
“It’s difficult to talk about predictions right now. It’s a fantastic game that we are all going to enjoy.
“It will be tough because City are doing well, but so too are Liverpool. I’m sure the first game is going to be very important.”
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