Champions League: They’re very strong – Klopp names club to win trophy
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has backed Real Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League trophy this season.
Klopp said that Real Madrid are very strong as a team, adding that they have the experience to win the Champions League again.
The German spoke at his post-match press conference after Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from the Champions League on Wednesday night at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A late goal from Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie in Spain.
The La Liga champions advanced to the Champions League last eight on a 6-2 aggregate win, having won the first leg 5-2 at Anfield.
Asked if Real Madrid are the favorites to win the Champions League, Klopp said at his post-match press conference: “Yes, based on their experience, but there are very strong teams.
“Whoever wants to win the Champions League will have to beat Madrid and Manchester City."
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