Rio Ferdinand thinks it’s “game over” for Liverpool in their Champions League tie with Real Madrid.
The Reds were beaten 3-1 by Los Blancos in the first-leg of their quarter-final on Tuesday evening ahead of the return match at Anfield next week.
The winner of that game will face whoever progresses in Chelsea’s tie against Porto – with the Blues holding a big advantage going into the return leg.
Thomas Tuchel ‘s men scored two away goals without reply in Wednesday night’s clash – thanks to Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell, with one foot already in the semi-final against Liverpool or Real Madrid.
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Ferdinand, speaking on BT Sport’s coverage of the Blues’ win in Seville, has already dismissed Liverpool’s chances of pulling off a famous comeback at Anfield.
BT Sport presenter Gary Lineker said: “Let’s have a look at the poll from last night’s games and who people think will go through.
“As you’d expect, Real Madrid are in great shape: 74%, that’s three out of four people and almost two thirds going for Man City.”
Responding to his colleague, Ferdinand said: “I make that about right, I agree, totally. Game over for Liverpool.”
If Ferdinand is correct and Chelsea do indeed finish the job next week, then it will mean the Blues take on the 13-time Champions League winners Real Madrid in the last four of the competition.
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