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Milner keen to avoid English opposition

14th March 2019, 14:42 by Neil Foster

James Milner admits Liverpool are upbeat about their Champions League prospects but do not want an English team in the next round.

The Reds pulled off a stunning 3-1 victory away at Bayern Munich on Wednesday night to progress to the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition after the first leg at Anfield ended goalless.

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on Friday and there is now no barrier to the opposition drawn out of the hat, with Premier League outfits Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City all possible opponents.

Spanish giants Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A table-toppers Juventus, Dutch club Ajax and Portuguese outfit Porto are the quartet of non-English teams left in the competitions and it seems confident Milner would prefer one of those.

"It is good for English football," he told BT Sport. "That's what you want. I don't think we want to play each other in the next round but we'll see who we get.

"It’s going to be interesting, there are a lot of good teams left. We have good feelings from last year, so hopefully we can carry that on and go as far as we can."

Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Liverpool to win the Champions League while they are also fighting with City for the Premier League title.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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