- A number of top European teams have confirmed their places in the Round of 16 of the Champions League
- With each of them angling for the championship, Rio Ferdinand has named his three favourites who have a chance of lifting the title
- According to Rio, Man City, Liverpool, and defending champions Chelsea are three teams who have a chance
- The former England international also claimed Bayern Munich stand an outside chance
Man United legend Rio Ferdinand has made his prediction on who could win this season's Champions League.
A number of European giants have booked their places in the Round of 16 of the competition, with Barcelona the biggest side facing a tough test to qualify.
Barca are in danger of exiting the tournament in the group stages should they fail to win their last group fixture against Bayern Munich.
Be that as it may, a number of top clubs have already booked their place in the last 16, with Liverpool, Man City, United, and Chelsea among those who have said through.
Ferdinand has now named his three favourites from whom he contends a champion could emerge from.
While making his assessment, the former England international singled out defending champions Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man City as the three favourites who have a chance to lift the prestigious title.
"I don’t see past the three English teams, Bayern might stake a claim but they [Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool] are so powerful and have who I think are the three best managers," Ferdinand was quoted saying by Metro UK.
"When you get to the latter stages, you need that experience in the dugout," he added.
Liverpool make UCL history
Earlier, it was reported Liverpool have hit a new milestone in the Champions League following their 2-1 thrilling win over AC Milan on the night of Tuesday, December 7.
Liverpool stunned Milan 2-1 in their last Group B match of the UCL to become the first EPL side to win all their Champions League group matches
Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi were both on target for the Reds, with Fikayo Tomori scoring Milan's consolation