Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has backed Manchester City to win the Champions League this season after Pep Guardiola’s men recorded a 2-1 victory over Napoli on Tuesday night.
Gerrard said on BT Sport as reported by The Mirror, “They put down a real marker with their result last night. I think Man City will win the Champions League.
“The trophy has gone to Spain for the past four years with Real Madrid winning it three times in the process.”
The Citizens have been on dominant form in the Premier League and currently lead the standings after taking 22 points from their opening eight games.
Their win over Napoli also means that they top Group F of the Champions League and are in pole position to qualify for the last 16.
No English club has won Europe’s Premier Club competition since 2012 when Chelsea triumph. Gerrard however feels that the current City squad can break the five year deadlock.