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Why Roma would be ideal Champions League draw for Liverpool - Carragher
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maxbet LIVERPOOL’s ideal Champions League opponents for the semi-finals are Roma because of their lack of experience at this level.

That’s the opinion of ex-Reds defender Jamie Carragher.

Jurgen Klopp’s side booked their place in the final four after beating Premier League rivals Manchester City 5-1 across two legs.

They are in the semis of the competition for the first time in 10 years, with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Roma their potential opponents after downing Juventus, Sevilla and Barcelona respectively.

And despite the sensational fashion in which Roma overturned a three-goal first-leg deficit against the Catalan giants, Carragher believes the Italians would represent the ideal draw for Liverpool of the teams available.

“I'd go for Roma because they haven't been this far for a long time. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have much more European experience,” Carragher said to the Liverpool Echo. maxbet

“For Liverpool to have to beat either Real or Bayern in the semis and then probably the other one in the final would be tough.

“Roma played very well in the Nou Camp and they were unlucky to lose 4-1 before producing that amazing fightback in the second leg.

“They are no mugs but I think they could be affected by a big night at Anfield more than say Real or Bayern.

“I'd be looking for Roma but to be fair, I'm sure Roma are saying the same thing about Liverpool. They are the two new kids on the block in the last four.”

And Carragher believes while Liverpool are still behind Real Madrid and even Bayern Munich as the favourites to win in Kiev next month, their defeat of City should give them genuine hope of a sixth success in the competition.

“There's no doubt that Liverpool can win it,” he added.

“This team is better than the one I played in that won the Champions League in 2005. When I said that earlier this season, a few people laughed but this is a top Liverpool team with a top manager. maxbet

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