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sbo222 Manchester City will need to produce an "almost perfect" performance over two legs to beat Liverpool in the Champions League, according to director of football Txiki Begiristain.
City were handed a tie against their domestic rivals in Friday's draw for the quarter-finals, and will travel to face Liverpool at Anfield on April 4, before returning for the second leg at the Etihad on April 10.
Pep Guardiola's side suffered their only Premier League defeat of the season to the Reds in January and Begiristain is taking nothing for granted against Jurgen Klopp's team.
"It's a very difficult one. We like to travel and to go to another country in the Champions League but it is what it is," said the Spaniard.
"We know each other very well, they are a very offensive team, the truth is it is going to be a great couple of games and we are going to see good football. sbo222
"We are doing well in the league but is the same as always, you have to be right, in the Champions League there is no time for mistakes, everything has to work, you have to be almost perfect in both games.
"We know the power and the strength of Liverpool - in the league they beat us, we beat them at home."
Defending champions Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus in the other stand out tie of the round, while Barcelona will take on Roma in another Spanish-Italian clash.
The final quarter-final sees five-time winners Bayern Munich face Sevilla, who defeated Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford to reach the last eight. sbo222