The club has tallied just two total goals during a six-match losing streak in league play to tumble to 19th place on the table, and have dropped two straight at home to end a promising 3-2-2 win-draw-loss run on home turf. Jurgen Klopp's side drew 1-1 at Chelsea in late September, Sturridge scoring a cracker to salvage a point late on.
Alisson is undoubtedly the starting goalkeeper ahead of Simon Mignolet, while Klopp will stick to the defensive quartet of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson at the back.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United will have their work cut out if they are to go any further as they take on five-times winners Barca in the headline tie. He won the treble in 1998 and scored the winning goal in stoppage time to secure a last gasp victory over Bayern Munich.
The winners of Spurs vs. Man City will host either Ajax or Juventus in the first leg of the other semi.
Messi scored the last two times the teams met - in the Champions League finals of 2009 and 2011.
This year is the 20th anniversary of United's treble-winning season, when they won the Premier League and FA Cup as well as the Champions League, with hard moments on the way to all three trophies.
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A panicked family member called 911, telling a dispatcher Cali was deliberately run over before he was shot, sources said. The body of former mob boss John Gotti is carried from Papavero Funeral Home in the Queens borough of NY 15 June 2002.
Liverpool went on to thrash Los Blancos 4-0 at Anfield two weeks later to progress to the quarter finals.
"That was maybe the main problem of Liverpool for the last decade".
"I don't think I'm Pep so I have to win everything, it's only if we don't put everything in to try it".
An Ajax legend, Litmanen joined the Reds in 2001 after one season at Barcelona, but only played 26 times in one season on Merseyside. Ajax won in 1973, the third of their four European titles, and Juventus won their second title in 1996. "So it is nice that I will now face him for real".
That result ended Atletico's dreams of reaching the final, which will be played at their Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Saturday, June 1.
However, fans will have cringed when United were coughed up alongside Barcelona on Friday, in what can only be described as the worst possible draw for the Manchester side.