The Reds just can’t help themselves. This week saw yet another impressive performance from Jürgen Klopp’s men as they beat RB Salzburg 2-0. Speaking after the game Glenn Hoddle said that he believes Liverpool will win the Champions League this season.
The ex-England manager told BT Sport: “I think Liverpool and I have got a sneaky feeling that Atletico Madrid might get through, you know…I can’t see anyone past Liverpool [winning it] at the moment.”
Peter Crouch and Rio Ferdinand were in concurrence with the Spurs legend, both backing the Reds to go all the way again this season.
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Glenn Hoddle backing Liverpool to win the Champions League is a stark reminder that the bookies are never right. Many still have Manchester City as favourites for the European crown but in reality their domestic form and record in continental competition don’t add up.
The entire panel endorsed the Reds to retain their crown. This is a huge show of faith as it is no easy feat to win the Champions League in back to back seasons. It was simply extraordinary that Real Madrid managed to win it three times in a row this decade.
With the Reds having won their group they definitely have a leg up in the next round. They will be drawn against a group runner up and will be guaranteed home advantage in the second leg of the tie.
As everybody knows, coming to Anfield for a second leg is one of the most difficult games in world football. Liverpool have never lost a two legged European knockout tie under Jürgen Klopp – all the signs point towards the Reds winning it again in Istanbul.