England legends, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have backed Liverpool to win the Champions League. The Reds still have a 5-2 advantage over Roma, who they will face in the second leg of the semi-final on Wednesday.
After seeing Madrid suffer against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, the former England footballers have suggested they might not be be so lucky against Liverpool in the final. Madrid only scored a second goal after Bayern’s Sven Ulreich missed a back pass, allowing Benzema slot into an empty net.
Speaking on BT Sport after Real’s clash with Bayern, Gerrard said: “It’s an incredible achievement [three straight finals], but it was desperate at times for Real. They were all over place at back. Bayern will be full of regret. They were dominant over two legs and the far better team for me.
“Real should be worried, because this Madrid team have major problems at full back and crosses, Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and [Andrew] Robertson are two of the best crossers in Premier League.
“On what you’ve seen over two legs, you think Liverpool can really hurt this Real team.”
Lampard said: “Bayern were fantastic. We’ve all been there and there is no worse feeling in football when you know you deserve the result,” he added.
“This Real team is not same as the last few years, despite great success this year they are at a lower level. Can they rely on luck one more time?”
“Liverpool scored the most goals in the group stages and have carried on in knockouts. If they keep the momentum they can win this.”
Liverpool will be wary of Roma, who knocked out favourites, Barcelona, after losing 4-1 in the first leg of the quarter-final before beating them 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico in the return leg. Jurgen Klopp’s men will need to avoid a 3-0 loss if they are to have a shot at dethroning current champions, Real Madrid.