According to Nate Silver, famous statistician from American founded Five Thirty Eight website, that collects football statistics and makes predictions, Liverpool 71 % chances of winning the prestigious European trophy this season.
Merseyside club produced an incredible comeback against Barcelona in semi-finals after losing first leg at Camp Nou Stadium 3-0. Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to reach UCL final for the second consecutive season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool rivals, Tottenham, also produced fantastic comeback after beating Ajax Amsterdam at Johan Cruyff Stadium 2-3 (3-3 on agg.).
It is interesting, that before the first leg against Barcelona, Liverpool had 52 % chances of winning the title.
And now, Reds are considered favourites in the final.
Five Thirty Eight also predicted Manchester City’s victory in EPL several months ago, when both Pep Guardiola’s side and Liverpool had 7-8 matches to play.