Manchester City are one win away from being crowned Premier League champions after a swaggering 3-1 victory over Everton, while Mohamed Salah was Liverpool's hero yet again as the Egypt star clinched a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
"In other leagues we would be fighting for the title", said United manager Jose Mourinho. That's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for supporters, who grew up watching Sir Alex Ferguson's team dominate while they followed a team on a tour of the Football League.
Expect Anfield to be rocking against Wednesday night. "The result is, most of the time, the effect of what you have done".
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho admits the players are excited by the prospect of winning the Premier League title against Manchester United. The team very rarely win there, no matter how good they are or how poorly Everton have played.
"We will see", he said when asked if Aguero could return at Anfield. If we are able, okay, semifinals.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is not ready to tinker with his side's gameplay as he feels that a fast paced Reds side can make it "unpleasant" for the opposition. Did we think before the first game we'd lose 5-0? As much as the lads tried it was something we couldn't cope with.
"But they are the favourites".
"We were clinical especially in the first half". We know it's hard.
After the 3-1 win at the weekend, Guardiola said: "Of course I want to win against United at home". On Monday we will see and in these situations it is day by day.
It's very exciting, It's the quarter finals of the Champions League and I've never played at this stage before. The Anfield crowd will demand they go face-to-face with City high up the pitch and win the ball early, like they do.
Both managers are now extolling the virtues of the opposing side, ahead of what is sure to be an extremely fun to watch match.
"You can't knock the players for how hard they tried today and how well they recovered in the second half and you can only admire the quality of a team 16 points ahead".