Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has admitted the club must win the Champions League in order to reach the level of Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola's team lost to Chelsea at the final hurdle of last season's Champions League campaign, with Kai Havertz's solitary strike separating the sides in the final in Portugal.
This was the first time City had reached the final of Europe's elite competition, having exited at the quarter-final stage during the three seasons prior to this.
Premier League sides have been unable to match the Citizens' domestic success, though the Champions League is one trophy that continues to allude Guardiola at the club.
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No English team has won the European Cup more times than Liverpool (6), with the Reds last adding to their collection in 2019, and Walker is all too aware of the fact that City are in desperate need of securing this trophy.
“For this club to be on the same pedestal as Manchester United and Liverpool, we need to win it [the Champions League]," he told BBC Radio Five Live .
“The owners have invested so much into the club: you look at the training ground, the stadium and the players they’re bringing in. For them to win the Champions League would be massive.
“For us, as players, I don't think anyone has done it. Scott Carson was the only player in that dressing room that had reached the final before, that says a lot.
“Now we’ve all been there and ticked that off the list, the next thing is to go and actually win it."
Liverpool secured their place in the knockout phase of this season's Champions League after defeating Atletico Madrid 2-0 earlier this month, meanwhile City have also qualified for the next stage alongside PSG in Group A.