Former Bayern Munich midfielder Lothar Matthaus has revealed that his personal favourite for the Champions League title this season is Liverpool.
In his interview with Goal, the Bayern Munich legend was very impressed with the way the Reds dispatched his former club during their last 16 tie as he tipped them for glory ahead of favourites like Manchester City, Juventus and Barcelona.
Lothar Matthaus also discussed the dwindling fortunes of German teams on the continent.
Only Eintracht Frankfurt qualified for the quarterfinals of the Europa League while no team made it to the last eight of the Champions League.
German champions Bayern Munich had played a creditable goalless draw away to Liverpool in the first leg of their last 16 tie only for them to lose 3-1 at home to the Reds in their second leg meeting at the Allianz Arena.
Borussia Dortmund lost the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie 3-0 away from home to Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur before losing 1-0 at home for a 4-0 aggregate win for Spurs.
Schalke 04 suffered a great deal at the hands of Premier League champions Manchester City in their last 16 tie after they were on the receiving end of a 7-0 away defeat to the Citizens and a 10-2 aggregate loss.