Coach predicts Liverpool FC v Man City in Champions League

Former Liverpool FC coach Pako Ayestaran says the Reds could go all the way in the Champions League

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Former Liverpool FC coach Pako Ayestaran believes that the Reds are more than capable of beating Manchester City and winning the Champions League title this season.

The Reds are preparing to host the Citizens in the first leg of their quarter-final clash at Anfield next week as they look to try and progress in Europe’s elite club competition.

Liverpool FC have been in good form in Europe this season and they booked their place in the last eight thanks to their impressive 5-0 aggregate win over FC Porto in the last 16.

The Merseyside outfit sealed a 4-3 win over Manchester City when the two teams last met at Anfield in the Premier League earlier this year.

And former Liverpool FC coach Ayestaran, who was part of Rafael Benitez’s staff when the club won the Champions League in 2005, believes that not only can the Reds beat Manchester City, but he also feels that they could win the competition this term.

Speaking in an interview with Liverpool FC’s website, Ayestaran said: “The Champions League doesn’t allow you any mistakes, you have to be focused, determined in every half game you are going to play.

“In this case, I think Liverpool has the quality and the level to go all the way. If they are as focused and determined as they have been until the last game, then why can’t they go all the way?

“In a knockout competition, anything can happen.”

Liverpool FC, meanwhile, will turn their attentions back to Premier League affairs this weekend when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds are currently third in the Premier League as they look to try and finish in the top four this season.

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