Why are Premier League teams that are not Liverpool so bad in the Champions League?

City are the only other side to qualify past the round of 16 for years, but they also lose to teams like Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk. And when they finally got to play an elite team Real Madrid they didn't get a shot on target for two games. It seems like other Premier League fans are jealous that Liverpool... show more City are the only other side to qualify past the round of 16 for years, but they also lose to teams like Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk. And when they finally got to play an elite team Real Madrid they didn't get a shot on target for two games.

It seems like other Premier League fans are jealous that Liverpool are respected in Europe and they are not.
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