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Liverpool are favourites for the Champions League after Porto draw: Manchester City hero

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the win over Bayern Munich was a significant step in their progress (Richard Sellers/PA)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the win over Bayern Munich was a significant step in their progress (Richard Sellers/PA)

Former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has claimed Liverpool are now favourites to win the Champions League.

The Reds were pitted against Porto in the quarter-finals with a potential semi against either Manchester United or Barcelona.

While City take on Spurs before their potential semi-final against Ajax or Juventus, Pearce says the draw has handed Liverpool the advantage.

"I think Liverpool have gone as favourites now for the competition, being that side of the draw," he said.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was delighted by the draw, telling Sky Sports News: "I'd prefer being at home for the second leg but I'm extremely happy.

"Let's not disrespect Porto because they got to this stage for a reason, but they won't be looking forward to that tie."

Speaking about Manchester United's tie with Barcelona, former Old Trafford boss David Moyes said: "It's an incredibly tough draw but a great draw. After beating Paris St Germain you can take anybody on. A great occasion, the sort of games that Manchester United are used to and it will be a great night."

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