Coach Pep Guardiola has officially announced the list of Manchester City players who will attend the UEFA Champions League this season.
After a break to make room for an international series, Man City will enter the stressful period of the season when they have to fight in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League arena. However, with a powerful force, Man City does not need to worry too much about the upcoming schedule.
Man City will start the UEFA Champions League campaign this season with the match against Porto at dawn on October 22. Therefore, Man City had to send the list of players participating in the tournament to UEFA right now.
As a rule, each club must submit a List A consisting of a maximum of 25 players with a minimum of 8 locally trained players, of which at least 4 players must go through the ranks of the academy’s team.
Also, there is List B, which includes players aged 21 and under who trained for 2 years at the club. This list can be updated at any time, as long as 1 day before UEFA Champions League matches take place.
Liverpool has just announced a list of 24 players that will attend the Champions League this season. In which, the player who does not have a clear future at Anfield, Xherdan Shaqiri, is also present. The Red Brigade will advance to the Champions League this year with two new names Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota.
Besides, coach Jurgen Klopp will also be adding players from list B (players born on/after January 1, 1998, and playing for the club for 2 consecutive years since his 15th birthday, players 16 years old can also participate if he has been registered two years earlier), which means he can add young stars like Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, and Rhys Williams.
In this year’s group stage, the Red Brigade will meet Atalanta, Ajax Amsterdam, and Midtjylland. In addition to the least famous Midtjylland, all 3 remaining teams stand out with their attacking playstyle, promising to bring exciting matches.