“No team will want to play us” – former Liverpool striker says Reds are the team to beat in the Champions League last eight

“No team will want to play us” – former Liverpool striker says Reds are the team to beat in the Champions League last eight

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge insists Jurgen Klopp’s side are the team to beat in this seasons Champions League, saying “no team will want to play us”.

The Reds were the first English team to qualify for the last eight of the competition after they beat Porto 5-0 over two legs.

Manchester City followed suit by beating Basel, meaning the pair join holders Real Madrid, Juventus, Sevilla, Roma, Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the draw for the quarter-finals.

Despite that star studded line-up however, John Aldridge believes it is his former that that will be the team others want to avoid when the draw for the last eight is made tomorrow afternoon.

“On our day, we can be devastating. Look at Maribor – people said they were a poor team, but we’re the only team that beat them away and we beat them 7-0,” Aldridge told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Moscow, they said it was easy when we beat them 7-0 but no one else beat them by that scoreline. Porto, what a performance that was.

“It wasn’t because those teams are poor, it was because we hit the heights going forward and if we hit the heights then teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, the teams that open up, then on our day, if we defend well, we can beat them.”

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Liverpool’s style of attacking football, and the combination of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino has been one that has heavily praised this season, and Aldridge says teams will have to set up to counteract the threat posed by Liverpool’s front three.

“They know that so would they have to change their game? Perhaps so, which [would be] a bold statement from them and shows you how good we are.

“No team will want to play us, that’s a fact.”