Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed his stance on the upcoming Champions League campaign in the build-up to Thursday’s group draw
The Premier League clubs enjoyed remarkable success in European competitions last season, with both the Champions League and the Europa League finals seeing the English teams battling it out for the titles.
The Reds edged out Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final while Chelsea came out on top against Arsenal in the Europa League final to confirm the Premier League’s dominance in Europe.
However, Jurgen Klopp is positive the English sides won’t be able to replicate such success anytime soon.
“The groups will be incredible. I have no clue who will win the Champions League,” the German manager said.
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“We have the same chance like everyone else, but that is all, and no, I don’t see us, the English teams, dominating.
“I don’t think there was ever a stronger Pot 2. It is just crazy. They should all be in Pot 1, but there is not enough space there.
“I don’t think there was ever a stronger Pot 3. Then Pot 4 you can get RB Leipzig– wow!”
The reigning champions are one of three English clubs in Pot 1 alongside Manchester City and Chelsea, with the last year’s runners-up, Tottenham, sitting in Pot 2.
While eagerly waiting to see their rivals in the Champions League group stage, the Merseyside giants boast 100% start of the 2019/20 league season.