English teams won’t dominate this year’s Champions League – says Klopp

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said his club, or any of the three other English teams may not have chances of winning the UEFA Champions League trophy this year.

Liverpool will be among the top seeds for Thursday’s group-stage draw but Klopp does not believe his side are favourites for the competition after winning last year’s all-Premier League final.

According to Klopp, the quality of teams across the draw is so high that talk of a European Super League is unnecessary.

“I will have no problem with it [reaching the final] if it happens again, but at this moment I am not too sure it will,” said Klopp.

“We have the same chance like everyone else, but that is all, and I don’t see us, the English teams, dominating. I really think a lot of teams have a good chance.”

While Chelsea and Manchester City join Liverpool in pot one, last year’s beaten finalists Tottenham are joined by Real and Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli in pot two.

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“I don’t think there was ever a stronger pot two,” said Klopp. “It’s just crazy. They should all be in pot one, but there is not enough space there.

“I don’t think there was ever a stronger pot three. If people really think about this kind of Super League, then you don’t need it. That’s it. Then pot four you can get RB Leipzig – wow!”

He added: “Look at the squad Borussia Dortmund has and tell me we are stronger than them. That is incredible. They can make five changes and you think: ‘Really, they didn’t play last week? Why?’

“There are a lot of quality teams: Juventus will be there, PSG will be there. Real Madrid? Do you think they gave up already? Bayern Munich now finally brought in [Ivan] Perisic and [Philippe] Coutinho which is a big boost.”

 

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