Liverpool travel to Braga in the Europa League this evening having progressed to the last 16 in fairly comfortable fashion.

After beating Napoli to the top of Group K, a solitary Dirk Kuyt goal was enough to take the Reds past Sparta Prague in the previous knock-out round over two legs.

Steven Gerrard is unavailable for tonight's clash after being left back in Merseyside with injury, while striker Luis Suarez is also ineligible due to his previous Ajax appearances.

Andy carroll is tipped to feature at some stage in the clash, although a string of defensive injuries mean it could be a tough test at 'the quarry' in Portugal tonight.

Manchester City are the later kick-off on the evening, and face a tricky looking challenge against the Andriy Shevchenko led Dynamo Kiev.

The Citizens also qualified in comfortable circumstances, topping a group that included Lech Poznan and Juventus. A straightforward knockout victory over Aris Salonkia got the side to this stage, and they continue their quest for trophies.

Roberto Mancini has hinted that Edin Dzeko is set to start, whilst Shaun Wright-Phillips and Nigel De Jong are both in contention after shaking off injuries at Eastlands.

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