Liverpool’s meeting with Man City in the FA Cup Semi Final has now confirmed, with the meeting taking place less than a week after their all-important Premier League showdown.
The Reds confirmed their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest. So the league visit to Aston Villa would rescheduled for a later date.
Now confirmed that the Wembley meeting with Pep Guardiola’s team will take place on Saturday April 16 at 3:30 p.m. meter. (BST), live on BBC One in the UK.
With no direct train passage from the North West to London that weekend. There have been massive calls to move the semi-final away from Wembley, but the FA have resisted.
It means there are just six days separating their Premier League clash at the Etihad and the FA Cup clash. Making for an intense week that also has a Champions League tie to navigate one midweek.
FA Cup Semi Final Liverpool vs Man City
While Liverpool will host Benfica in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-finals, City will travel to Atletico Madrid in their respective tie between their two home games against each other.
It forms part of an intense month for the Reds, starting with a visit to Watford (April 2) and ending with a trip to Newcastle (April 30) in the Premier League.
There are at least eight games in three competitions in the space of 28 days. The possibility of one more if they advance to the Champions League semi-finals.
Otherwise, the midweek slot could filled with the postponed trip to Aston Villa to ensure the Reds have a game every weekend.