Jurgen Klopp has urged Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites to win the Champions League this season.
The Liverpool boss mentioned his aspect are ‘contenders’ to win it however insisted his workforce don’t really feel just like the reigning champions.
They resume their European marketing campaign on Tuesday night time as they face Spanish aspect Atletico Madrid within the last-16.
The primary leg is on the Wanda Metropolitano, which is the place Liverpool received the competitors final season, beating Tottenham within the remaining.
Liverpool are nicely on their solution to profitable the Premier League and are anticipated to get previous Athleti, with Diego Simeone’s aspect at present fourth in Spain.
Nevertheless, Klopp believes his workforce will must be at their ‘very best’ to win the tie.
Right here’s what he needed to say about Atletico, who the favourites to win the Champions League, and extra in his pre-match press convention.
On who’re the favourites to win the Champions League
“We don’t really feel just like the winner of CL final season, we’re one of many contenders for this 12 months. We wish to be in Istanbul.
“The most important favorite within the competitors is PSG. Now they’ve the strain!”
On Atletico Madrid
“If there’s one workforce the place you must be at very best, it’s Atletico. They offer you completely no presents.
“This is among the most troublesome fixtures within the lifetime of a soccer participant. Very well organised, squeezing outcomes.
“They’re in a transition interval, that’s regular, however they’re combating with all they’ve. It’s actually troublesome.
“Atletico haven’t performed as dangerous this season as persons are saying. A end result machine.
“Atletico have pace, aggressive, have a transparent philosophy. I do know we’re within the nation of tiki-taka, however I love issues like that. For me, it’s all effective.
On Liverpool’s Champions League away kind
“Some our greatest video games (in UCL) had been away. Bayern away was certainly one of finest video games I’ve witnessed. Barcelona was, regardless that we misplaced.
“We’re a correct risk. That doesn’t imply it will likely be like that once more.”
On Diego Simeone
“Folks say I’m emotional on touchline, but when I’m stage four then Diego is stage 12. I’m the kindergarten cop in comparison with him!
“Diego’s groups are at all times world class organised, that makes him among the best.
“Now we have met a few times, exchanged some messages after large defeats or large wins. It’s our first aggressive assembly, it will likely be fascinating!”