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Liverpool arrive in Manchester as they aim to seal Champions League semi-final place

  • Liverpool have arrived in Manchester and checked into the Lowry Hotel
  • Jurgen Klopp’s men take on Manchester City in a huge Champions League clash
  • The Reds are 3-0 up on aggregate after an emphatic first leg performance 

Liverpool have arrived in Manchester and checked into the Lowry Hotel as Jurgen Klopp’s men aim to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Manchester City.

The Reds took part in a light training session on Tuesday morning but have now made the journey across the M62 as they prepare to take on Pep Guardiola’s side in their quarter-final second leg.

Liverpool are 3-0 up on aggregate after an emphatic first leg performance at Anfield saw them take full control of the tie.

Liverpool have arrived in Manchester as Jurgen Klopp’s men checked into the Lowry Hotel

Star man Mohamed Salah was pictured leaving the team bus and going into the hotel

Star man Mohamed Salah was pictured leaving the team bus and going into the hotel

Defender Virgil van Dijk also strode into the Lowry knowing he will be crucial to success

Defender Virgil van Dijk also strode into the Lowry knowing he will be crucial to success

Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino looked focused as he stepped off the enormous red bus

Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino looked focused as he stepped off the enormous red bus

Liverpool’s team bus was pictured leaving their Melwood training bus early on Tuesday afternoon as they made the 30 mile journey to Manchester.

They were then pictured arriving at the Lowry Hotel, the same base bitter rivals Manchester United use ahead of their home games.

Players are expected to rest in their rooms before departing once again for the Etihad Stadium later this evening.

Mohamed Salah was snapped among the group making his way into the luxurious hotel along with team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane among others.

Sadio Mane was plugged into some music as he made his way into the hotel

Sadio Mane was plugged into some music as he made his way into the hotel

Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to play at right back after an impressive first leg display

Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to play at right back after an impressive first leg display

Dejan Lovren is expected to partner Van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool's defence

Dejan Lovren is expected to partner Van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s defence

Loris Karius made his way into the hotel as he prepares to take on his former club on Tuesday

Loris Karius made his way into the hotel as he prepares to take on his former club on Tuesday

The coach sits outside the Lowry as players' luggage is unloaded from the team bus

The coach sits outside the Lowry as players’ luggage is unloaded from the team bus

Star man Salah is expected to be passed fit for the highly-anticipated return leg after the Egyptian took part in training on Monday.

He picked up an injury in the victory over City and his fitness was being put to the test at the Melwood training base earlier on Tuesday. 

City, on the other hand, will be hoping to bounce back from two disappointing defeats – against the Reds and Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola’s side were well beaten by Klopp’s men and then were defeated by United despite leading 2-0 at half-time.

Both sides will be desperate to progress to the Champions League semi-finals where they are likely to meet one of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich.   

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