Liverpool were drawn into Group E of the Champions League this season and will have to face off against Napoli, Salzburg and Genk.
Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta think the Napoli and the Reds have the advantage, before a ball has even been kicked.
It’s to be expected though – as Liverpool are the title holders and the Serie A outfit has a much stronger squad than that of Genk and the Austrian champions.
Samatta, the first Tanzanian to play in the Champions League, has admitted that playing at Anfield will be a dream come true for him.
“We are not among the favourite teams to do well in comparison with Liverpool, Napoli as well as Salzburg because they have vast experience in the competition,” he told Daily News.
“I thank God because he continues to provide awesome blessings on me. I have played in the Europa League and now the Champions League is just around the corner.
“It will be a dream to play at Anfield and I am looking forward to the match.”
But Genk’s star forward does warn the other clubs in Group E that anything is possible in the Champions League, and the Belgian outfit will be ready.
“Regardless, we should not forget football has unpredictable results. For a long time, Genk has not played in the Champions League, as such, we will prepare ourselves well to stage a good resistance against the big teams in the group,” he added.