Former Newcastle and West Ham star names the only club that can beat Manchester City in Europe

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Manchester City are currently the team to beat in Europe, especially after last season’s treble-winning campaign.

Manchester City are on course for another treble success, having reached the FA Cup semi-finals, Champions League quarter-final and are also in the Premier League title race.

Meanwhile, former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop, has claimed Manchester City would be the favourites to defeat every team in Europe apart from Liverpool.

Hislop believes Liverpool and Manchester City are on the same level.

When quizzed about whether Manchester City are the favourites to win the FA Cup after Liverpool crashed out of the competition in the quarter-finals, following their defeat to Manchester United, Shaka Hislop told ESPN UK: “Of course.”

“Let’s be honest, whoever City play, other than Liverpool, head and shoulders, favourites. You can make that argument across Europe in all honesty.”

Liverpool and Manchester City played out a thrilling 1-1 draw when both sides met in the Premier League just before the international break.