PSG forward Kylian Mbappe highlighted Liverpool as one of the four favorites to win the Champions League this year.
In an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport, he put the Reds alongside Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid as most likely to lift the coveted trophy.
Mbappe said: “Juventus is a strong team that has shown it in the Champions League in recent years.
“With Cristiano Ronaldo they have a player who can help you win important things.
“So this season Juventus are among the favorites with the usual candidates: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool.”
Manchester City – favorites for the bookies tournament – were the surprising omission from his list.
Mbappe’s prediction comes after he caught Kopites’ attention earlier this week with bright comments about Jurgen Klopp’s team in an interview with BBC Sport.
He said: “What Liverpool is doing right now is amazing. They are like a car, they have found a rhythm and they are like” we play again, we play again “.
“They lost zero games. When you watch, you think everything is easy but it is not easy.
“The boys are concentrated, they play every three days and they win, they win, they win.
“Now the problem is that everyone is looking at Liverpool and everyone is looking at what we can do against them, so now they have to prove that they are still strong but it is a very good team with an excellent manager.”
The comments from the World Cup winner added fuel to the attempted connections that one day could have stepped into Merseyside, with fans setting the trend again on # Mbappe2020 on Twitter.
Liverpool will seek to defend last year’s European title when they travel to Atletico Madrid on February 18, with the return leg to Anfield on March 11.
Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain will face Borussia Dortmund’s German team in round 16.