Reds boss on Europe‘s elite competition being stronger than ever.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about how strong the Champions League will be in the 2019-20 season.
The draw for the group stage of Europe’s elite competition will be held in Monaco on Thursday, with the Merseyside club set to retain the title they won just last season.
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham, Ajax and Benfica are in pot two but Klopp who led his side to Champions League glory, said those teams should be in pot one which has the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit in it.
"I don't think there was ever a stronger pot two. It is just crazy," he told UK reporters as Goal quoted. "They should all be in pot one, but there is not enough space there. I don't think there was ever a stronger pot three.
"If people really think about this kind of Super League, then you don't need it. That's it. Then pot four you can get RB Leipzig – wow."
The German believes there are several contenders to lift the trophy in Istanbul next year.
"I really think a lot of teams have a good chance. Bayern Munich now finally brought in [Ivan] Perisic and [Philippe] Coutinho which is like a big boost," he said.
"Look at the squad Borussia Dortmund has and tell me we are stronger than them. That is incredible. They can make five changes and you think, 'really, they didn't play last week? Why?'
"There are a lot of quality teams – Juventus will be there, PSG will be there. Whatever happens they will find solutions.
"Real Madrid? Do you think they gave up already?"