Liverpool could be placed with some tough sides in the group stages of the Champions League.
The reigning Champions League winners Liverpool could be placed in a tough group in the upcoming season.
Liverpool clinched their sixth Champions League title following a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Wanda Metropolitano.
The Reds were put in a group of death last time with Paris Saint Germain, Napoli, and Red Star Belgrade. Jurgen Klopp’s side gained qualification to the knockout stages with a 1-0 victory over Napoli in the final day of the group stages. The English side overlapped the Italian counterpart through the goals scored rule as they were tied in the goal difference.
However, the draw for this year’s Champions League group stages will be held on August 29th and they could be drawn against some top sides.
Liverpool are placed with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint Germain, and Juventus in the pot one, but they’re far from safe in avoiding the group of death. Since the sides from the same country won’t meet until the Quarterfinals, Liverpool will not face Manchester City and Chelsea.
The Pot 2 contains the likes of Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Napoli.
Liverpool could also end up playing Real Madrid in the group stages. The reason for the Los Blancos staying in pot 2 is their failure to lift the league title or Champions League last season.
A long trip to Shakthar Donetsk could be on the cards, alongside Benfica.
All the sides are yet to be guaranteed a place in post three, but there’s no shortage of big names.
The Reds have already fallen in the land of already-qualified Lyon, Valencia, and Bayer Leverkusen, while a daunting trip to Salzburg is another pertinent tie.
Serie A giants Inter Milan finished third last season. Under the management of Antonio Conte, the Italian side could be a force in the domestic and continental competitions. They faced early exit last season, with Barcelona heading and Spurs sneaking into the knockouts.
Liverpool could lock horns with Lille and Genk, while they will opt to miss out on long trips to Lokomotiv Moscow, Galatasaray, or Atalanta.
German club RB Leipzig, entering the European competition for the second time, could surprise others. They have a very good squad, boasting the likes of Timo Werner and Marcel Sabitzer.
Champions League Potential Group of Death: Liverpool, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, RB Leipzig.