Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand lavish praise on Liverpool after Atletico Madrid win

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Owen backs Reds to win the Champions League 

Liverpool picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League and former striker Michael Owen has now backed the Reds to win the competition this season.

 According to Daily Mail, Owen believes that Liverpool are favourites to win the Champions League and only the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea can challenge Jurgen Klopp’s side.

He said: “’The biggest dangers to Liverpool are probably Manchester City and Chelsea. The Anfield factor I can’t get out of my head. If you are going to Anfield for a second leg, good luck! They are verging on unbeatable at Anfield. You would have to say Liverpool are favourites.”

 The Reds have been in impressive form this season and they are currently unbeaten in 25 matches across all competitions.

 Liverpool were put into the group of death in the Champions League this season but they have managed to win their group with two games to spare. They have beaten the likes of Porto, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid with relative ease.

 Jurgen Klopp has already guided Liverpool to a Champions League title and it will be interesting to see if the German can do so once again this season.

Ferdinand hails Liverpool

 Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Liverpool after their performance against Atletico Madrid.

 The former Premier League defender said to Daily Mail that the Reds are a team who are in control of every situation right now and he also compared their impressive form to the disarray at Old Trafford.

He said: “This is a team in control in every situation they are in. Yesterday with United was disarray in trying to get a point.”

 Manchester United have struggled to get going this season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under tremendous pressure.

 It will be interesting to see if the Norwegian can turn things around at Old Trafford and hold on to his job for now.