Who Liverpool can face in Champions League last-16 draw
Liverpool have reached the Champions League last-16 after beating Napoli on Tuesday evening but have been forced to settle for runners-up in Group A.
A 3-0 victory over Ajax in Amsterdam last week secured qualification for the knockout round, but Jurgen Klopp’s side now face the prospect of a tough draw for the last-16 after failing to get top spot ahead of Napoli.
Liverpool needed a 4-0 victory over the Serie A leaders at Anfield to finish top of Group A, but Klopp’s men came away with a 2-0 win with goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez.
Liverpool will be in the draw for the Champions League last-16, which will take place on November 7 at 11am, but they will now be face the winners of other groups.
Liverpool could be paired with Porto, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain or Benfica.
As per the Champions League draw rules, Liverpool cannot be drawn against Manchester City, Tottenham or Chelsea in the last-16.
Speaking after his side’s win over Napoli at Anfield, Klopp said: ‘We showed tonight a really good reaction. Being compact makes all the difference.
‘All of a sudden we are difficult to play against and if you see what Napoli’s able to do in the moment, for that it was was a really good game in our situation, our moment and few issues. The boys played a good game, a lot of courage.
‘I saw the bravery just go in the challenges, making a proper fight of it and two set pieces give us the three points and 15 points in the Champions League group is absolutely insane.’
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