Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has highlighted title rivals Manchester City as the best team in the world at present.
A mere point separates the two teams atop the English Premier League standings with six games remaining, while both are in the quarter-finals of this season's UEFA Champions League.
City, though, are on course for an unprecedented quadruple, having already won the League Cup this season. Pep Guardiola's troops are also in the semi-finals of this season's FA Cup.
"City look like the best team in the world, that's how it is," Klopp told reporters.
"Barcelona struggled a little bit (against Villarreal on Tuesday) but still did the job. Juventus look pretty impressive in Italy but you don't exactly know how it will be in the Champions League if Cristiano Ronaldo cannot do it.
"And you think, OK, City look a bit more stable than all of them. But that doesn't mean they will win all their games."
The Reds will reclaim their spot atop the league standings with victory over Southampton this evening.