Champions League: Rio Ferdinand tips one of Liverpool, Bayern Munich to win title

Champions League: Rio Ferdinand tips one of Liverpool, Bayern Munich to win title

- Champions League title will go to Liverpool of Bayern this season according to Ferdinand

- Both teams have won three of their three opening group matches to top their respective pools

- Liverpool are yet to concede in the competition even as they seek to recapture the title once again

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Rio Ferdinand has said Liverpool and Bayern Munich are clear favourites to win this season's Champions League title.

Champions League: Rio Ferdinand tips one of Liverpool, Bayern Munich to win title
Champions League winners will be either Liverpool or Bayern Munich according to Rio Ferdinand. Photo by Andrew Powell.
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Bayern, who are the defending champions in the competition are keen to reclaim the title as they look to establish themselves as a continental football powerhouse.

The Bundesliga giants have kicked-off their campaign on flying note as they hammered RB Salzburg 6-2 on Tuesday night, November 3, to make it three wins from three.

Liverpool have also been in fine shape, with they secured a 5-0 huge win over Atalanta in Bergamo to put them on course to booking a place in the knock out round.

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Ferdinand now believes the reigning champions and 2019 winners are the teams to beat to the continental showpiece.

Ferdinand told BT Sport as cited by Metro UK on Liverpool’s chances of lifting the Champions League.

"Along with Bayern in this competition.
"I think in the Premier League they’re the team to beat, they’re the standout team, the team that’s been the most consistent over the last couple of years. But in the Champions League they are really putting some performances in now and they’ve ghosted this league [group stage]," he added.
Champions League: Rio Ferdinand tips one of Liverpool, Bayern Munich to win title
Bayern Munich are the reigning European champions follwoing their triumph over PSG last season. Photo by Miguel A. Lopes.
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On his part, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp hailed his team's performance against Atalanta, describing it as "top level."

He further claimed no team could have a chance to defend against his terrific front three which featured Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and new signing Diogo Jota.

Jota scored a hat-trick against the Italian side, with Mane and Salah scoring a goal each to inspire the Reds to win.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies has been rated as the most valuable football star born after the year 2000.

The 20-year-old player who can also function in the midfield was part of the Bavarians that won the Champions League title last term.

He also scored three goals and four assists in 29 Bundesliga appearances on their way to glory in the 2019-20 season.

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