'No team will want to play us': John Aldridge opens up on Liverpool's European prospects

John Aldridge of Liverpool FC Legends takes to the field before the match between Liverpool FC Legends and the Australian Legends at ANZ Stadium on January 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are the top scorers so far in this season's Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts to six minutes of injury time during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 10, 2018 in...

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has suggested that all teams in the last eight of the Champions League will be hoping to avoid drawing Jurgen Klopp's men, in an interview with the Liverpool website.

The Reds are the competitions top scorers this season so far with 28 goals in only eight games, having developed quite the reputation of being one of the most free-scoring sides around on their day.

With the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Frimino and Sadio Mane at their disposal up front, it is no surprise that Aldridge believes they are the most feared team among Europe's finest. 

"On our day, we can be devastating. Look at Maribor - people said they were a poor team, but we’re the only team that beat them away and we beat them 7-0," Aldridge explained

Sadio Mane of Liverpool stretches for the ball while under pressure from Maximiliano of FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool and FC...

"It wasn’t because those teams are poor, it was because we hit the heights going forward and if we hit the heights then teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, the teams that open up, then on our day, if we defend well, we can beat them.

"No team will want to play us, that’s a fact."

Liverpool now must wait until Friday to learn who they will face in the Champions League quarter finals. With Manchester United and Tottenham now out of the competition, Chelsea have the chance to join Manchester City and Liverpool in the last eight, which would continue the strong representation from English teams in Europe's premier tournament.

It has been some time since and English team has stamped their authority in Europe, with the likes of Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all dominating the latter stages in recent seasons.

However, with Klopp and Guardiola leading the Reds and Man City forward, we may just see an English club reach the final for the first time in six years. 

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