Manchester City will travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final tomorrow after comprehensively dispatching their Merseyside rivals, Everton, with ease on Saturday.
The Blues go into the clash high on confidence, but so do Liverpool who will play the first leg in front of a capacity crowd. City have lost once in the Premier League this season with that sole defeat occurring when the Blues travelled to Anfield in January only to lose 4-3 in an evenly matched contest.
However, City have recorded five successive domestic victories with their most recent win coming in Liverpool after a 1-3 away victory against Everton.
Nonetheless, City have come unstuck against Liverpool on every occasion the two teams have faced each other at Anfield since 2003. City boss, Pep Guardiola, will be determined to end that illustriously poor run and claim victory at Liverpool’s expense, but where will the game be won and lost?
Here are three pivotal battle’s City must win to secure the advantage in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium next week.