Louis van Gaal has played down Liverpool’s chances of winning the Champions League, despite the Reds’ thumping 5-1 aggregate win against Manchester City in the quarter-finals.
A place in the last four of UEFA’s elite club competition for the first time in a decade was sealed by a 2-1 triumph at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
“In comparison to the other teams, especially Real and Bayern, [Liverpool and Roma] have less individual quality,” he told Dutch TV station Ziggo Sports.
“In principle they are not candidates, but they are a good team and that is always dangerous. If I have to bet now, I would put my money on Bayern Munich, which in my opinion has the best defence and a coach that adapts his team to the opponent, but who also assumes his own qualities, which is the key to success.”