Champions League: Owen, Ferdinand name favourite groups to win trophy


Former Manchester United stars, Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand, have named the strongest teams in the Champions

League this season. Both former England stars believe that Manchester City are the favourites to win the 2021/22 Champions League trophy. However, Ferdinand sees Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as a group to beat, likewise describing them as a very strong side heading into the round of 16 matches.

“I believe Manchester City and Liverpool are the 2 strongest teams in the competition this season,” Ferdinand stated on BT Sport.

“The gamers they’ve got … they’ve been together for a long while now and came close to winning last season …

Hargreaves added, “Liverpool are the favourites. Yeah, I’ll say Manchester City and Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.”

Manchester City are up against Sporting Lisbon at Etihad in the very first leg of the round of sixteen clash on Tuesday night.