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Steven Gerrard names the team he thinks will win the Champions League

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Former Champions league winner Steven Gerrard has named the English side he feels could march all the way to Europen glory in this season's Champions League.

Gerrard, who lead Liverpool to an incredible victory in 2005 after the most memorable of comebacks against AC Milan, feels Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have the necessary firepower to go all the way to final in Kiev and win it.

The Citizens have been in scintillating form so far this season, absolutely cruising past anyone and everyone in their path while scoring goals for fun and with terrifying ease.

Midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne has been on a completely different level to his opponents and has been the driving force behind City's storming start.

Having smashed Stoke City for seven at the weekend, City welcomed Serie A toppers Napoli to the Etihad in the Champions League in what was expected to be their sternest test of the season. However, Guardiola's men came roaring out of the blocks, racing to a two-nil lead before settling in and eventually holding on for a well-deserved 2-1 win.

"They put down a real marker with their result last night," said Gerrard on BT Sport. 

"I think Man City will win the Champions League."

It's a bold claim to make in October, but City really have been that good that it doesn't seem at all outlandish. 


An English side has not won the Champions League since Chelsea's stunning victory over Bayern Munich in 2012 while Manchester City have only ever managed to get as far as the semi-finals, crashing out in the round of 16 in the last edition. 

Guardiola's side look a completely different beast this season, however, and with De Bruyne tearing it up in midfield, it won't come as too big a surprise if Gerrard's prediction should ring true come May 26th next year.

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