Pearce claims Liverpool are favourites to win Champions League

At the start of the season, not many would have predicted that Liverpool would be the only English club left standing in the Champions League.

As it turns out, Jurgen Klopp’s side are the only Premier League outfit that have made it into the semi-finals of the elite competition.

The Merseyside outfit executed a 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino getting on the scoresheet, while man of the moment Mohamed Salah netted twice.

The quarter-finals threw up some surprises as Barcelona relinquished a 4-1 lead and were knocked out by Roma.

Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans took the opportunity to make fun of Philippe Coutinho, who left the Reds to join Barca in January.

On Wednesday night, Real Madrid were given a scare as Juventus drew level on aggregate 3-3 at the Bernabeu, but a late penalty by Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that Los Blancos progressed.

The Reds could face either Madrid, Roma or Bayern Munich in the semi-finals, and former England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce believes that Liverpool have the edge.

During Sky Sports’ The Debate, Pearce said:

“I think out of the quarter-finals they looked like the most impressive team heading into the semi-finals. I personally would put them in near enough as favourites from what I’ve seen over the last couple of nights in regards to the opposition they are up against.”

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