Today's Top Words:
united manchester pogba season move but transfer real from time club paul could madrid my
Rio Ferdinand predicts Liverpool will win this year’s Champions League

Below is a summary of the full article. Click here for the full version or go back to MUFC Live

Rio Ferdinand has backed Liverpool to win the Champions League (Picture: Getty)

Rio Ferdinand has risked the wrath of Manchester United fans by predicting that Liverpool will lift the Champions League trophy this season.

Liverpool stormed to a 2-0 lead over Porto in the first leg of their quarter-final last week and Jurgen Klopp’s side will face Barcelona should they finish the job in Portugal on Wednesday evening.

The Reds would join Barcelona and Ajax in the semi-finals and former United defender Ferdinand is confident they can go all the way in the competition.

Ferdinand watched on at the Nou Camp as his former club United were dumped out and talked up Liverpool’s chances following the match.

More: Football

Arsenal star unhappy with Unai Emery after Alexandre Lacazette was left out of Watford win

Man Utd inflict 'Drake Curse' on Barcelona ahead of Champions League clash

Why Sir Alex Ferguson believes Liverpool will win Premier League title ahead of Man City

Advertisement Advertisement

‘I think Klopp will look at those first ten minutes [of United against Barcelona] in this game today because, listen, if Mane, Salah and Firmino go through there I’m expecting a different turnout on those occasions. I think they score those chances,’ he told BT Sport.

‘I think that game could be set up perfectly for Liverpool because if they play on the counter-attack, they’re an energetic team, they have a physicality which is different to this Man United team. I think they’ll cause more problems to this Barcelona team.

‘But, saying that, they’ve got Messi and how you prepare for him… we don’t know.’

Liverpool have a two-goal advantage over Porto ahead of the second leg (Picture: Getty)

Ferdinand added: ‘I think an English team will win it this year.’

When Gary Lineker pushed Ferdinand for a specific club, Ferdinand replied: ‘I think Liverpool will win it this year.’

More: Football

Barcelona send message to Arsenal over Samuel Umtiti transfer

Jurgen Klopp demanded £39m star from Real Madrid in deal for Sadio Mane

How Lionel Messi has forced David De Gea to change his preparations for Barca showdown

Owen Hargreaves claimed that Lionel Messi makes Barcelona a serious contender for the title.

‘They [Barcelona] are not the favourites for me but Messi could have a masterclass and sometimes you’ve just got to hold your hands up,’ the ex-United and England midfielder said.

‘I think Manchester City or Barca will beat Barca if they play like that.’

MORE: Sergio Aguero giving Pep Guardiola selection dilemma ahead of Tottenham clash

Advertisement Advertisement Share this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitter MoreChampions LeagueLiverpool FCManchester United FCRio FerdinandGary Neville 'surprised' Solskjaer dropped Man Utd star vs BarcelonaThis is why you should care about The Arab and African Youth PlatformWhy Sir Alex Ferguson believes Liverpool will win Premier League title ahead of Man CityWhat is MAXimalist Scandi and why do you need to embrace it in your home? View article comments »
For more news relating to Liverpool, visit our sister site LFC Live.
Click to visit Metro | Click to return to MUFC Live
Share MUFC Live

Dont Buy The Sun

rss icon

Arsenal News - Chelsea News - Everton News - Liverpool FC News - Man City News - Manchester United News - Newcastle News - Spurs News - West Ham News - Celtic News - Rangers News - < - Contact

©2018 MUFC Live.

Valid XHTML 1.0 StrictDont Buy The Sun [Valid RSS]