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Jurgen Klopp gives Manchester City or Bayern Munich tips to follow Liverpool as Champions League winners

Jurgen Klopp gives Manchester City or Bayern Munich tips to succeed Liverpool as kings of Europe when the Champions League starts again in August

  • The Champions League will start again in August in Lisbon, Portugal
  • The holders of Liverpool were eliminated in the last 16 by Atletico Madrid
  • Redsmanager Jurgen Klopp gives Manchester City or Bayern Munich tips to win it
  • City threw its side 4-0 against Bayern on Friday while Bayern was in a storm

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City and Bayern Munich will compete for European supremacy in Portugal this summer when the Champions League resumes and are the teams that will follow Liverpool most as European champions.

Bayern has been in supreme form in the Bundesliga since the lockdown’s return with 11 consecutive wins, while City excelled when they beat Liverpool 4-0 on Thursday-evening.

City still have to play the second leg of their last 16 game against Real Madrid, leading 2-1, while Bayern has a 3-0 lead halfway through their draw with Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp thinks he knows who will succeed Liverpool as Champions League winners

Jurgen Klopp thinks he knows who will succeed Liverpool as Champions League winners

Manchester City showed their good form by beating Liverpool 4-0 in the Etihad on Friday

Manchester City showed their good form by beating Liverpool 4-0 in the Etihad on Friday

Manchester City showed their good form by beating Liverpool 4-0 in the Etihad on Friday

Bayern has won every game since the restart, making it double to the German league and cup

Bayern has won every game since the restart, making it double to the German league and cup

Bayern has won every game since the restart, making it double to the German league and cup

Klopp said, “I think the two big favorites left in the league are Bayern and Man City.

“That would be an interesting game. Bayern played an impressive season in Germany after Hansi Flick took over [as coach from Niko Kovac]. It was really impressive what they did and these two are their favorites

“I don’t know exactly how it can happen, whether they meet in the semifinals or finals or whatever, but the competition [in August] will be really interesting. It is really going to be new. But if you see Manchester City, the squad there … yes [they have a] huge, huge opportunity.

The current holders were eliminated in the last 16 by Atletico Madrid

The current holders were eliminated in the last 16 by Atletico Madrid

The current holders were eliminated in the last 16 by Atletico Madrid

“But even in the game against us on Thursday night, which City deserved, we should have scored three goals. Do not forget that. We should have and we normally should.

“They have so much quality, but no team in the world is perfect. City is not, Bayern is not, we are not. But you have to be near perfect at certain times to win the Champions League.

“Everyone needs luck and if you want to win the Champions League, you have to have your best line-up ready for the final if possible, but I really think these two teams are the two favorites. I’ll watch it, the tournament.

“It will be really interesting, but unfortunately we have nothing to do with it this year.”

The Reds' 2019 victory was supported by their first Premier League title this season

The Reds' 2019 victory was supported by their first Premier League title this season

The Reds’ 2019 victory was supported by their first Premier League title this season

The Champions League takes place in Portungal in August. The quarterfinals are one-off matches in Lisbon, culminating in a final on August 23.

It is not yet decided where the remaining 16 ties, including City against Real Madrid, Bayern against Chelsea, Juventus against Lyon and Barcelona and Napoli, will be played.

City, Barcelona and Juventus insist that they would normally have a home advantage even if it will be behind closed doors, although UEFA is considering playing the games in neutral locations in Portugal.

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