Liverpool are one of the most decorated sides in European football. The Reds have lifted ole big ears six times, more than any other British side. Jürgen Klopp’s men were unlucky not to go further in last season’s competition, they’ll be hoping to put that right this time around. Today Liverpool had their Champions League group confirmed. It’s exciting news.
Wrongs to right
Last season the Reds were incredibly unfortunate to go out in the round of 16.
Atletico Madrid stole an early lead in the tie, tapping home from close range at home following a series of deflections.
They never wanted to play football after that, they sat back and defended impressively.
Klopp’s men put in one of their best performances of his tenure at Anfield in response but a calamitous performance from Adrian saw the holders eliminated.
The global health crisis has caused this season’s competition to start later than anticipated.
The first round of matches will be played between the 20th-21st of October.
Matchday two is the following week, matchday three the week after that.
There is then a fortnight pause before matchday four on the 24th-25th of November, with the final two matches played over the following two weeks.
Liverpool Champions League group
Liverpool have been drawn in the sure to be high scoring Champions League group D, alongside:
Ajax – the legendary Dutch side that have been performing well in the competition recently, they were unlucky to not make it out of the groups last time out.
Atalanta – the ferocious Italian side who scored an impressive amount of goals on their way to the quarter finals last season.
FC Midtjylland – The Danish champions who could prove a surprise, they netted four goals against Slavia Praha on their way to the group stage.