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Rafa Benitez speaks on Liverpool chances of winning this season champions league

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Former Liverpool boss Rafar Benitez believes  that his old team can win the Champions League this season.

The Reds will face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the quarterfinals.

on form, it’s hard to argue that anyone other than Manchester City is the favorite to win the 2021 edition of the Champions League.

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However, favorites don’t always win, something few know better than the former Reds boss.

Rafa Benitez, who managed an underdog Liverpool side to their fifth European Cup in Istanbul back in 2005 against AC Milan.

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“Liverpool has the potential and the manager,” Benitez told The Mail in an extended interview. “I think Man City for me are still favourites to win. Liverpool- Real Madrid depends on the moment.

“Both teams they can be good because Liverpool they have the quality, structure, and players coming back from injuries. They can compete against Real Madrid, no doubt.”

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If Liverpool can beat Madrid in two games, they will face Chelsea or Porto in the semi-finals.  If they win again, they will return to Istanbul with a chance to win their seventh European Cup.

“People talk about Istanbul like we were lucky,” Benitez noted. “But we were not lucky to win the Champions League because we played against Juventus. And we played Chelsea at this time it was the best team maybe in Europe.

“Our team had so much confidence that tactically we could manage. We were a team with belief. I think Liverpool can do the same and go to the final.”

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