By Michael Hincks
Classic all-English Champions League encounters ahead of Manchester City v Liverpool
Last Updated: 04/04/18 7:12pm
Liverpool and Manchester City meet in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday - we look back at some unforgettable all-English encounters over the years.
English sides have played out memorable encounters in Europe's premier competition, and Liverpool's quarter-final with Manchester City has all the ingredients for another classic.
But will it beat the following six picks? From the 'ghost goal' at Anfield to John Terry's tears, we take a trip down memory lane…
Semi-final second leg, May 2005: Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea (1-0 agg)
One goal in 180 minutes hardly sounds like a classic, but after a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge, it was the manner of the winner which has seen this game go down in footballing folklore.
In an era before goal-line technology, Luis Garcia sent Liverpool into the final with the now-infamous 'ghost goal'. A convincing celebration from the Spaniard could well have swayed the officials as William Gallas endeavoured to clear the ball off the line, while it proved to be a moment then-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could never quite forget.
"It was a goal that came from the moon - from the Anfield stands," said an incensed Mourinho afterwards. "Liverpool scored, if you can say that they scored, because maybe you should say the linesman scored. They are in the final and from my heart I hope they win it. The night belongs to them and I don't want to criticise them."
Had the goal not have stood, we may have never witnessed Liverpool's stunning comeback against AC Milan in the final. Fortune certainly favoured Liverpool that year.
Final, May 2008: Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea (6-5 pens)
In the first all-English Champions League final, Premier League champions United took on runners-up Chelsea in Moscow.
Just before half-time, Frank Lampard levelled up for Chelsea after Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, and what followed was a tense affair, with both sides hitting the woodwork in the second half.
A moment of petulance saw Didier Drogba sent off in extra-time, and come the penalty shootout, it was all eyes on John Terry, who stepped up to take Chelsea's sixth and potentially trophy-winning spot-kick after Ronaldo missed United's third attempt.
Few will need a reminder of what happened next. Terry slipped as he struck the ball, and despite Edwin van der Sar diving the wrong way, the miss-kick hit the outside of the post. Victory was United's just four penalties later when Van der Sar parried Nicolas Anelka's effort away.
Quarter-final second leg, April 2004: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (2-3 agg)
The year that could have been for Arsenal? Though losing finalists to Barcelona in 2006, their fans will look back to 2004 as the season Champions League glory should have been theirs.
Arsenal were in the process of becoming the 'Invincibles' in a stellar Premier League-winning campaign, but they came unstuck in Europe to Claudio Ranieri's Chelsea at Highbury.
It followed a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, and though Jose Antonio Reyes handed Arsenal the lead, Frank Lampard levelled the tie 2-2 on aggregate before left-back Wayne Bridge proved the unlikely hero, scoring an 87th-minute winner.
Chelsea were dumped out 5-3 in the semi-finals by Monaco, who then lost the final 3-0 to Jose Mourinho's Porto. Who knows how Arsenal would have fared.
Quarter-final second leg, April 2009: Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool (7-5 agg)
Meeting for the fifth straight season in Europe, this second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge proved to be the highest-scoring affair between the two sides since 1946.
Chelsea led 3-1 from the first leg, but it was soon honours even after early Fabio Aurelio and Xabi Alonso strikes.
Second-half goals from Didier Drogba, Alex and Lampard turned the tie back in Chelsea's favour, but their 6-3 aggregate lead slipped to 6-5 after two goals in two minutes from Lucas Leiva and Dirk Kuyt.
Liverpool were one strike from securing an away-goal victory, but Lampard finally silenced the visitors in the 89th minute - levelling up 4-4 on the night and earning an enthralling 7-5 aggregate victory.
Quarter-final second leg, April 2008: Liverpool 4-2 Arsenal (5-3 agg)
Arsenal were victims of another famous European night at Anfield when a Liverpool late-show sent them into another semi-final against Chelsea.
After a 1-1 first-leg draw, Abou Diaby broke the deadlock for Arsenal in the second leg, but Sami Hyypia and Fernando Torres responded before a wonderful run from Theo Walcott set up Emmanuel Adebayor to level the tie at 3-3 and put Arsenal ahead on away goals.
An 86th-minute Steven Gerrard penalty edged Liverpool closer to the last four and Ryan Babel put the result beyond doubt with 90 minutes on the clock.
Liverpool went on to lose to Chelsea in what has proved to be their most recent Champions League semi-final to date. The Reds will look to end that 10-year wait by overcoming Premier League champions-elect City over the coming fortnight.
Semi-final second leg, May 2009: Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd (1-4 agg)
Yet more heartbreak for Arsenal. The match was finely poised heading to the Emirates, with United taking a slender 1-0 lead to their rivals. However, the tie was all-but over after just 11 minutes.
Ji-Sung Park pounced on a Kieran Gibbs error to put United ahead on the night before Ronaldo stunned Manuel Almunia with a 40-yard free-kick just three minutes later.
Ronaldo extended United's aggregate to 4-0 after the break, with a Robin van Persie penalty no more than a consolation for the Gunners.
Wenger's dream of first European trophy with Arsenal was over for another season, while Sir Alex Ferguson's United went on to face Barcelona in the final. Goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi quashed any hope of a successful title defence.