Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has branded Liverpool "unattractive" and "ugly".
The German, who took charge at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer, believes the Reds are one of Real's main rivals for the Champions League this season, but is not a fan of Rafael Benitez's style of football.
He told Spanish daily AS: "Liverpool rely on an unattractive style of football. They are an ugly team to play.
"Look how they really gave Barcelona a going-over last season, when they knocked them out of the Champions League. That's what I mean.
"I would rate Liverpool, like AC Milan, as our major rivals for the Champions League this season.
"They never tire of winning big trophies."
Schuster believes his side can retain the Spanish Primera Liga, as well as winning their 10th European Cup, after spending around £80million in the summer.
He said: "Signing (Gabriel) Heinze when he wasn't allowed to join Liverpool took a weight off my shoulders.
"We were desperate for exactly that type of player.
"As for Arjen Robben, the mess Chelsea made of allowing us to sign him has left him without a proper pre-season.
"Robben needs this international break to train hard and get ready for action with us later this month."
utusanLFC : Mr Schuster definitely have pitif00ly missed all the 6 games we had this season. So let him be with his ignorance. Lots of people like that... and they will be suprised.. really really suprised...!