Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed Liverpool’s chances of winning their sixth European cup this season.
The Reds produced two fantastic performances to beat runaway Premier League leaders 5-1 on aggregate.
However the Dutchman who spent two years in charge at Liverpool’s most bitter rivals Manchester United, said that he doesn’t think that Jurgen Klopp’s side have as much individual quality compared to the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid:
He told Ziggo Sports in his homeland: “In comparison to the other teams, especially Real and Bayern, Liverpool and Roma have less individual quality.
“In principle they are not candidates, but [Liverpool] are a good team and that is always dangerous.
“If I have to bet now, I would put my money on Bayern Munich, which in my opinion has the best defence and a coach that adapts his team to the opponent, but who also assumes his own qualities, which is the key to success.”
Van Gaal, who guided Ajax to Champions League glory in 1995, also spent two years in charge at the Bayern Munich.