Having played for Liverpool between 2005-08, Momo Sissoko will always have a soft spot for the Reds wherever he goes.
The defensive midfielder, now enjoying life in Hong Kong, where he still plays football (for Kitchee SC), was interviewed by Il Mattino ahead of the Champions League clashes between Napoli and Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Wanting to find out more about the Premier League side, the Italian newspaper asked him what he remembered about his time at Anfield.
He said: “Teams that come play against Liverpool have to think they won’t be playing 11 players, but 12. Inside that stadium, there’s an atmosphere unlike any other in the world”.
With that in mind, not only does Sissoko feel that Liverpool will go far in this year’s Champions League, but he believes they’re favourites to win, having already reached the final last season, ultimately losing 3-0 to Real Madrid.
He continued: “They’re even stronger. They’re in a tough group against PSG and Napoli, but when you see how Klopp’s boys play, you realise they’re a step above.
“Their trident is insane. I don’t know who to choose between Salah, Mané and Firmino. They are scary”.
During his two and a half years with Liverpool, Sissoko featured 86 times for the Reds in all competitions, scoring one goal and picking up one assist.