Barcelona have replaced #Manchester City as the favourites to win the #Champions League trophy with Pep Guardiola's side set to face Liverpool after today's draw.

This means that the Citizens will be coming up against the only side in the Premier League to have beaten them this season, following The Reds 4-3 win at Anfield in January.

In comparison, La Liga giants and new favourites for the competition, Barcelona, will have an arguably easier test against outsiders Roma in their Quarter Final games. As a result, many believe that Barcelona will reach the next round, whereas Manchester City could come unstuck against Jurgen Klopp's men.

Despite Manchester City's awful record at Anfield, Pep Guardiola and his side may still be confident of overcoming the Merseyside club across the two legs, after enjoying a fabulous season.

Pep Guardiola's side have come a long way this season and frankly dominated the Premier League as a result. This meant that heading into today's draw they were one of the big teams, alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid that teams would have been looking to avoid for their Quarter Final draw. As a result, City fans should still be confident heading into the fixture and should maybe even be optimistic about going all the way in the competition.

Roma sporting director Monchi had said even stated that Pep Guardiola's side were the team they feared most heading into the draw, while a host of Barcelona fans have also backed up that statement saying City were also the team they didn't want to face.

Klopp disappointed with draw but excited about Quarter Final games

It seems as though no one wanted to draw Man City in last eight of the Champions League, however, Liverpool will be the team to face Pep Guardiola's men in the next knockout stage.

However, the Liverpool boss is excited by the prospect of having another two thrilling games against their Premier League rivals:

"We are already looking forward to that [ties against Man City]. And it’s a nice, short trip for our supporters when we go to City," claimed Klopp.

“I know our away fans are fantastic, so that will be a great atmosphere as well.

They are two really good games and a big challenge for both sides – but, that’s like it should be.”

“It’s not too cool for England because now only one team can go to the semis. But we will try everything.”

Manchester City thrashed Liverpool at the Etihad 5-0 back in September such that City fans may well be confident of progressing. However, Liverpool went down to ten men in that game and after the Reds win in January, Liverpool fans may well be joining Klopp in their optimism for reaching the Semi-Finals:

"I don't think they thought before that the best draw they could have got is Liverpool. That's a sign for us and how strong we can be," said Klopp.