Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool win at West Ham

Here’s why Liverpool will win the Champions League this season


Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has admitted he thinks the Reds have a great chance of winning the Champions League this season, and has even admitted he thinks they are the favourites for the whole thing.

He pointed out that not only are they a side who have the ability to score plenty of goals, but that they look like they can actually defend at the minute as well, meaning they can beat anyone on their day.

“I fancy Liverpool,” he told talkSPORT.

“That’s not being biased, I just think with the confidence of the team and what Jurgen Klopp has done, you can see there’s a spring in their step.

“Obviously Manchester City have got every chance as well, but going off seeing Liverpool – I go to a lot of their games – nobody will fancy coming to Anfield, that’s for sure.”

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place next Friday and Kirkland says no one will want to play Liverpool.

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“They should (fear Liverpool).

“We’re playing with confidence at the moment and it’s not just scoring goals, but the defence now is looking a lot more solid.

“Hopefully they can progress. They’re in the last eight now, so you’re playing against the best teams.

“On the day, any one of those teams can beat anybody, you just need that little bit of luck on the night.

“The games are going to be fantastic to watch, whoever you draw.”

Liverpool celebrate vs West Ham

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his side’s second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Other sides

Of course, there are also other top sides in the competition, and it seems that each side that are named favourites have star players – Liverpool of course have Salah, and Real Madrid have Ronaldo, with Man City having Kevin De Bruyne and Messi being the star man for Barcelona.

As we saw with PSG, there is a danger of relying on one player – and it does come down to the entire team – which Liverpool have, certainly up top.

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