LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City are the best team in the world although the English Premier League champions have not won the Champions League, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday.
"We cannot be the best team in Europe because Manchester City is the best team in the world and I think we are on the same planet," Klopp told a news conference.
Klopp, who is preparing to start the defense of the Champions League against Napoli in Group E on Saturday, refused to nominate his team to win the continental title again. "I have never won the Champions League before and I hope we will be ready."
Last season Liverpool finished second in the Premier League behind City's Pep Guardiola but are five points ahead of five rivals this season.