Babbel backs Liverpool for Double

Stuttgart defender Markus Babbel believes former club Liverpool can win the Premiership and Champions League Double this season.

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"This is the first season when they have had the quality to win the league and also win the Champions League," said Babbel.

"They have a really good squad, not just eleven good players but 25 really good players and if they have a bit of luck with injuries, Liverpool can beat any side because they are so strong in defence, midfield and attack especially having brought in Fernando Torres, the kind of striker they've been lacking in recent years."

On his time at Liverpool, Babbel added: "It was the best time in my life.

"I played for one of the biggest clubs in Europe alongside players like Gary (McAllister), who's a legend for me because he's such a great character and leader.

"We won five trophies together. That was a fantastic time, the only sadness for me was that I became ill after that and never came back as before. I was a little unlucky but this one season will always be in my head."

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