Who will be crowned the next champions of Europe? For now that remains a million dollar question following the surprises and comebacks last term. The 2018/19 UCL season was one of the most thrilling despite the anti-climax with Liverpool and Spurs.

Barcelona are perennial local champions. The fans and management are desperate for continental success since their last in 2015 when they did the treble. With the push for Neymar, this is obviously the driving force as the current firepower at the Camp Nou can keep them competitive for yet another local glory.

After the Catalan side lost to Roma in a shock loss in 2017/18, they blew another three goal lead against Liverpool last term. With the addition Frenkie de Jong, and Antoine Griezmann, aside the other stars, Barca are a strong side, expected to lift the title.

Real Madrid, whilst only rebuilding under Zinedine Zidane, remain one of the top contenders for the European title. Their recent history speaks enough. As they rework their attacking strategies and find confidence, they are one of the biggest threats.

Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo, Matthijs de Ligt, AdrienRabiot, Bentancur and Bernardeschi, Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, and others, they can make two elite teams that can compete for the title in Europe. With new manager Maurizio Sarri, the team is complete tactically, defensively, in midfield and attack.

Manchester City would be deadly in the tournament as they seek European anointing. They are seen as jesters many times and would need a real stake as Pep Guardiola enters his fourth season in charge. They have been consistent in England, but they need validation continent-wide as a footballing powerhouse.

Defending champions and two time straight finalists Liverpool remain one the key contenders for the title. They would be looking to go the Real Madrid route and establish themselves as a European favourite. The team has the right quality of players, the confidence, the experience, and a good manager to pull yet another UCL title.