Bernd Schuster has acknowledged that Liverpool are one of Real Madrid’s main rivals for the Champions League this season, but has dismissed Rafa Benitez’s style of play as ugly and unattractive.
Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League twice in the past three seasons, but Schuster believes their performances demonstrated a lack of flair.
“Liverpool rely on an unattractive style of football. They are an ugly team to play,” Schuster told The Sun.
“Look how they gave Barcelona a going-over last season, when they knocked them out of the Champions League.
“I would rate Liverpool, like Milan, as our major rivals for the Champions League this season. They never tire of winning big trophies.”
Of the other English clubs in the Champions League this season, Schuster added: “My preference would be to graft the Manchester United attack on to Chelsea’s defence. That would be perfect.”