Liverpool winger Sadio Mane doubtful for Fulham game?

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The spending strategy at Anfield has shifted towards heavy investment in new contracts for the nucleus of a squad that is pursuing Premier League and Champions League success this season rather than looking to bring in new signings.

Following on from the Champions League draw, both Arsenal and Chelsea have found out which teams they would face in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Jürgen Klopp's side have an even higher rate of reaching the semi-finals than the reigning Premier League champions, holding an 85 per cent chance of progression to the next round and 47 per cent chance of reaching the final.

Barcelona finished third in the website's list, while Juventus came fourth and Ajax were fifth.

Also on Saturday, Tottenham were drawn to face Manchester City in an all-English pairing, Liverpool will face Porto, and Ajax will meet Juventus.

The Reds return to EPL action after clinching a berth in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final with a decisive 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich earlier this week, which also extends the club's unbeaten streak to 11 matches across all competitions going into Sunday's game at Craven Cottage.

Man United or Barcelona vs. He may have one eye on the quarter-final against Porto but Liverpool need to focus as they have not been ideal of late domestically.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk heads home during their win over Bayern Munich
GETTY IMAGESLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk heads home during their win over Bayern Munich

Twenty years on, he will be back in Barcelona for the second leg of the quarterfinal tie as Red Devils coach.

Pep Guardiola would not be too upset if Manchester City slipped up in their latest trophy quest, says Danny Mills, as "the FA Cup is not really on his radar".

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovač insists his side can not compete with Europe's top clubs following their Champions League exit against Liverpool.

Five-time champion Liverpool got a rematch against Porto, the team they beat in the last 16 last season.

"We know each other quite well". Since then, Barca have beaten United in two finals (2009 and 2011), and Ernesto Valverde's team will be favourites to progress to the last four.

Real Madrid's exit will increase Barca's determination to go all the way, but they will be mindful of the threat posed by Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba for United.

No problem for Mercedes if Hamilton skydives or surfs
Charles Leclerc was down in ninth, 1.154s off, in the second Ferrari , with Haas driver Romain Grosjean rounding out the top 10. The setback followed a discouraging opening practice session where Ricciardo finished fourth-last in the 20-strong field.