FC Basel manager Paulo Sousa has predicted that Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will destroy Liverpool’s Champions League ambitions, Daily Star reports.
Sousa’s men shocked the Reds when they defeated Brendan Rodgers’ side 1-0 earlier this month, and now the Premier League club face European champions Real Madrid in their next two fixtures.
And former Juventus star Sousa thinks that Liverpool could already be out of the competition when Basel travel to Anfield on December 9.
“It will be difficult for Liverpool. Real Madrid have a big chance to win both games,” he said.
“They are in great form, scoring lots of goals in every game. They have great players. Ronaldo is in fantastic form.
“But they also have so many other players. Gareth Bale is now also a very important for them. They both score lots of goals.
“The potential and quality is high. Would it help us get through? Yes but we always need to look to ourselves.”
Despite Sousa predicting Real Madrid victories against Liverpool, Sousa is looking forward to the atmosphere at Anfield.
“I am looking forward to it. I hear there is quite an atmosphere there.
“Liverpool have a number of players who are competitive and are able to play three up front. But we are focussing on ourselves.