Liverpool will not win the Champions League this season, reckons ex-Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
Liverpool beat Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate to book their place in the Champions League semi-finals.
They were joined last night by Roma, who beat Barcelona on away goals.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are expected to make up the last-four, should they come through ties against Juventus and Sevilla respectively.
And Van Gaal has backed his former side Bayern to go all the way to the title in Kiev this term.
“In comparison to the other teams, especially Real and Bayern, (Liverpool and Roma) have less individual quality,” he told Dutch TV station Ziggo Sports, where he now works as a pundit.
“But 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.”
Bayern carry a 2-1 lead over Sevilla back to Munich for the second leg tonight, while Real host Juventus having beaten them 3-0 in Turin last week.
Liverpool came out comfortable winners over City in the end, putting five past the Premier League leaders over two legs, including three in the first half at Anfield last Wednesday.
As for Roma, they defeat Barcelona 3-0 in the Italian capital to go through 4-4 on away goals, with defender Kostas Manolas scoring the decisive goal with eight minutes of the tie remaining.