Manchester City star Rodri believes Liverpool is the best team in Europe, owing to their form in the last two seasons.
The former Atletico Madrid arrived at City in the last summer transfer window, and he believes Jurgen Klopp's men are the team to beat this season.
Liverpool have started the season in perfect fashion, winning their opening eight matches of the English Premier League.
City, on the other hand, have been far from the side that won the title last season, losing two matches so far and drawing once.
“I don’t know,” he told ESPN FC when asked if the fans saw United or Liverpool as City’s main rivals. “I had never been in the city before, I don’t know how people in the city feel,"
“But the team to beat is Liverpool now and that has been for the last two seasons. They are the champions of Europe so everyone wants to beat them, not just us.
“They’re a great team, they have improved a lot of things, they’re a very good team, and they’re the best team in England and in Europe.”
City are currently second on the standings behind Liverpool, who have opened up an eight-point lead after only eight matches.
They next face Crystal Palace after the international break, hoping to get back to winning ways following their shock 2-0 defeat against Wolves last time out.