What Steven Gerrard has predicted for Liverpool after watching Real Madrid reach Champions League final


Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool can “really hurt” Real Madrid should they beat Roma and reach the Champions League final.

The Reds legend was watching Los Blancos’ semi-final second leg against Bayern as a pundit.

Despite Real Madrid progressing to the final with a 2-2 draw, Gerrard believes he’s seen enough to think Liverpool could beat the competition’s holders.

“If you think about the amount of chances Bayern had over the two legs, I can’t see Liverpool being that wasteful,” Gerrard told BT Sport.

“I think Liverpool are more clinical than Bayern Munich and if those chances come about in a final I think they could really hurt them.”

Steven Gerrard would rate Liverpool’s chances against Real Madrid in the final

The BT Sport pundits agree that Liverpool would be the favourites against Real Madrid

Gerrard’s opinion was supported by Lampard and Ferdiand.

“I think they [Liverpool] will [fancy they’re chances],” the former Chelsea star added. “We kept highlighting areas around full-backs and centre-halves today, and we’ve seen it time and time again in both of these legs.

“As we know this is Liverpool’s real strength – to get in these areas.

Frank Lampard agreed with Gerrard

Real Madrid celebrate reaching the final

Liverpool need to complete the job against Roma before thinking about the final

“If you start imaging these players like Mo Salah, Mane, even the full-backs in terms of Robertson overlapping it’s where Liverpool are so strong.

“If Liverpool give them those chances they can certainly hurt them.”

Ferdinand said: “If they go into that game and play 4-4-2 the way they did today I think they’ll get picked apart and destroyed in the final. I don’t see them doing that, I see them playing the three in midfield and making sure they don’t get outnumbered in that area.”

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