By G9ija

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann believes Liverpool are favorites to progress into the Champions League quarter finals.

The two teams go head to head in the last-16 of the competition, with the Reds besieged by injury problems in defense.

Despite their poor form in the Premier League, Nageslmann believes Liverpool are a serious threat.

“We are in a good flow. We have won the last four matches while Liverpool have not won five out of their last seven,” Nagelsmann told a press conference.

“They are the slight favourites based on their international experience but we have shown that we can hold our own against such teams, both last year and this season with a very tough group stage. We have clearly developed as a team.”

Nagelsmann added: “A lot depends on the form of the day.

“We know that Liverpool still are a very good team with world-class players. It is always difficult to defend against them.

“The results in the Premier League don’t count in the Champions League.

“They have written off the league title and will be 100% focused on the game tomorrow.”