The Champions League draw takes place on Monday, with Liverpool, one of the 16 teams, awaiting their fate after qualifying from the group stage.
Jürgen Klopp’s side ended their Group D campaign with a 1-1 draw with Midgeland on Wednesday as Mohamed Salah made history.
Salah opened the scoring after just 55 seconds in Denmark to become the fastest goalscorer for Liverpool ever in the Champions League, while his 22nd goal in the competition saw him surpass the tally of club legend Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool He had already secured first place before the draw and finished the match on 13 points, two ahead of Atalanta who joined them in the next round after a 1-0 win over Ajax.
Top of the group, Klopp’s team was ranked in the draw to be held at 11 am on Monday at the European Football House in Nyon, Switzerland.
Now that they’re done, all eyes are on potential ties in the Round of Sixteen, with first legs spread on February 16th, 17th or 23rd and 24th, and second legs on March 9, 10 or 16 and 17.
The finish first means that Liverpool have avoided difficult confrontations against defending champions Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain.
However, they could face any team that finished second in their group in the Champions League, which means that Atletico Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach, Porto, Atalanta, Seville, Lazio, Barcelona and Leipzig may await them in the next round.
We have had Draw simulation And here are the results.
Simulation of the Champions League draw
Lazio vs Liverpool
to me Eminga Blog , Gladbach is Liverpool’s most likely opponent with 18.38%, but our simulation pitted Klopp’s side against Lazio.
Winning the group means playing the second leg at home, so Liverpool travel to Rome in mid- and late February before welcoming Pazio to Anfield in March.
Atletico – Juventus
Two teams are familiar to each other, and they played against each other in the group stages last season. Juventus drew 2-2 in Madrid before defeating Diego Simeone’s side 1-0 in Turin, but both qualified for the knockout stages.
Barcelona v Chelsea
The trip to Barcelona is usually a very difficult task, but Ronald Koeman’s side is in trouble at the moment, which means Chelsea are the seeded team.
Sevilla – Bayern Munich
Seville have won the European League four times in the past six years, but champions Bayern were hugely important in Europe last year.
Gladbach × Manchester City
The German team performed very well to qualify from a group that includes Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk and will not be ruled out against City, who performed poorly in Europe under Pep Guardiola.
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Porto – Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain snatched top of the standings by beating Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 on Wednesday, and his reward could be a draw against Porto, who finished second in Group C behind Man City.
Leipzig – Real Madrid
Real Madrid snatched a 2-0 win over Gladbach when it was important to lead the tightest group, and the showdown against Leipzig, who toppled Manchester United, will be just a bonus.
Atalanta – Dortmund
Liverpool knows everything about Atalanta, having played with them twice in Group D, and will not intimidate the Italian club team against heavyweight Dortmund.
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