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LFC legend Aldo has a dig at Man City's European 'minnows'

Perhaps not the best time to do it, considering both sides are in Champions League quarter-final action tonight and fighting for the Premier League, but Reds legend John Aldridge has had a swipe at rivals Man City.


Liverpool head into tonight's rematch with Porto, fresh off the back of having officially joined the top 5 clubs in Europe again, as confirmed by UEFA.


While Man City are in 2nd place, Aldo doesn't think that City can call themselves a true 'giant' of football any time soon.


Speaking to the Irish Independent, he said: "For City to become one of the true giants of the modern game, they need to win the Champions League on multiple occasions. That’s because they are still essentially a club that got lucky when a ‘sugar daddy’ rolled in to bankroll some temporary success.


"When you see empty seats at the Etihad Stadium for home games and read stories suggesting that they struggled to sell out a relatively modest allocation of tickets for last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final, it serves as a reminder that this is a club that is still a minnow compared to some of their domestic and European rivals."


Considering that City have yet to reach a Champions League final - or even look like getting close - it's hard to disagree. Particularly with the obscene amounts of money they've spent.



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