You get the impression that everyone was delighted to see Liverpool drawn against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Everyone apart from Liverpool and City fans, that is.
Both sides would no doubt have preferred a tie against Roma or Sevilla but now face an all-Premier League clash to reach the last-four of the competition.
There’s still a few weeks until the first-leg at Anfield on April 4 but plans are already being made by Liverpool fans.
They’ve already been urging supporters to gather on the streets outside Anfield more than two hours before kick-off to produce yet another famous ‘coach greeting.’ It’s something we’ve seen on numerous occasions before ahead of a big match with fans hangings off buildings and red pyrotechnics covering the road.
The poster declares: “We’re going to show them exactly what money can’t buy. Bring your flares and flags. Banners and bangers. Pints and Pyro. There will be thousands of scouse voices ready to scare em back to Mancland with their tails between their legs before the match even starts.
It adds: “We’re going to show them exactly what money can’t buy.”
CITY KNOW ALL ABOUT IT
But City have experienced this all before.
Ahead of their all-important league clash in April 2014, Liverpool produced one of their first ever ‘coach greetings’ in a fixture they won 3-2.
But the Citizens don’t want to experience it again.
According to the Daily Mail, they will speak to both Liverpool and Greater Manchester Police to express their ‘serious concerns’ at the plans.
They’ll have seen nothing like it 🔴 pic.twitter.com/OBVo0CYmni
— Roopa (@LFC_RV) March 19, 2018
This is Pathetic from Man City… no wonder football is on it's arse & it's no wonder they can't fill their own ground with officials of the club petrified of a bit of atmosphere!!
And I was there against Villarreal & no point bricks were thrown & nor will they be on April 4th!!
— Lee Mc (@therazor100) March 19, 2018
As you can imagine, after seeing the reports, Liverpool supporters are far from impressed.
Here is how the reacted to the news Man City were set to report them to the police:
— Courtney Ilbury (@ObiWanCourtnobi) March 19, 2018
Man City are complaining about fans creating an atmosphere imagine my fucking shock
— Isabelle (@lfcisabelle) March 19, 2018
Neutrals will certainly be looking for to the two-legged clash between the two sides with 13 goals being scored in the two league matches between each other this season.
Liverpool ran out 4-3 winners at Anfield in January but City triumphed 5-0 at the Etihad in September.
This is perhaps the biggest difference between Liverpool and Man City. Thousands of fans showing up at Anfield before a game to greet the team buses with flares is seen as "assault" by Man City fans
Atmosphere – Something money cannot buy! https://t.co/rJ1zl8QHgB
— Skuggz (@Skuggz_) March 19, 2018
Man City fans complaining because our fans want to use a bit of pyro? Loooooooool
— TW (@REGlSTA) March 19, 2018