Basel are better than Liverpool, says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti press conference

Liverpool need a result against FC Basel in their final Champions League group game.

Liverpool's Champions League hopes are still in their own hands, but they certainly did not take advantage of their visit to Bulgaria yesterday.

Liverpool led going into the final stages of the game 2-1, but conceded from a corner to only manage a 2-2 draw with Ludogorets Razgrad in Bulgaria.

They now face the tricky task of defeating FC Basel, a team who love playing English clubs in Europe, at Anfield to progress.

One man who does not think they will is Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Chelsea manager guided his side to a 1-0 win in Switzerland yesterday, and believes the Swiss side have what it takes to defeat Liverpool and make it to the knockout stage:

"I think Basel are currently better than Liverpool. I see a small advantage for Basel for the last round.

"We did not play as we usually do. We defended well, we concentrated well and the most important thing was the victory.

"But Basel played with a lot of heart. They showed an intense game and were able to put us under pressure in the second half."

While Chelsea and Arsenal now sit comfortably in the next round of the competition last years Premier League winners and runners-up Manchester City and Liverpool face a last day test to make it into the Group Stage.

Liverpool know that Basel will be no pushovers.

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