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Champions League: Klopp tip Madrid to win trophy after defeat

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-8 on a 6-2 aggregate win, having won the first leg 5-2 at Anfield.

Asked if Real Madrid are the favourites 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”.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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