Rio Ferdinand has predicted who he thinks will win the Champions League prediction ahead of next week's last-16 draw.

The makeup of the first knockout stage has now been decided after this week's final round of group games, with the draw due to take place in UEFA's HQ in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday.

Holders Liverpool qualified for the last 16 as group winners, as did Manchester City . The other table-toppers were Paris-Saint Germain, Bayern Munich, Juventus , Barcelona , RB Leipzig and Valencia.

Chelsea and Tottenham went through in second place in their respective groups, along with Real Madrid , Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Lyon.

Group winners will be drawn against runners-up in the round of 16, although they cannot face teams from the same country or those who were second in their group.

Reigning European champions Liverpool qualified for the last 16 as group winners

Looking ahead to next week's draw, Rio Ferdinand was asked who he thought would win the Champions League - and his answer was good news for Liverpool fans.

After they triumphed over Tottenham in last year's final, having missed out to Real Madrid at the last hurdle the season before, Liverpool are the side to beat, reckons Ferdinand.

"Liverpool just look the most complete team," the former Manchester United defender said on BT Sport.

"They have got that mentality now. They were on the cusp of winning for a few years and they got over the line last season.

Rio Ferdinand fancies Liverpool for a Premier League and Champions League double

"They look like they are going to win the Premier League and they have that mentality that they aren't going to lose. They know they are going to win."

Ferdinand highlighted the consistency of centre-half colossus Virgil van Dijk as a key reason why he thinks Liverpool will succeed.

He said: "For the good teams in this competition, you have got to have a consistent selection and performances at centre-back."

Ferdinand's fellow BT Sport pundits Peter Crouch and Glenn Hoddle agreed with Ferdinand's prediction.

Peter Crouch says Manchester City's defensive problems will be their downfall

Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Crouch said: "PSG look good. I had a sneaky suspicion about Juventus at the start of the season but Liverpool for me."

He said Manchester City's defensive problems would be the downfall of their bid to win a first European Cup.

"Man City always seem to come up short," he said. "They are a fantastic side but they have got too many defensive problems.

"I think the big teams will pick them off."

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Former Spurs midfielder Hoddle backed Atletico Madrid to go deep into the competition, but believes Liverpool are the strongest team.

He said: "I think Liverpool and I have a sneaky feeling Atletico Madrid will go through.

"They are a tough team. Whether they will win it or not, I don't know.

"But I can't see anyone past Liverpool at the moment."