With the Champions League draw held on Thursday, Liverpool were drawn with Real Madrid, FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in Group B. Jack Lusby gives an overview of these opponents.
A five-year wait ends this season, with Liverpool returning to the Champions League following an extended exile.
The incredible success of Brendan Rodgers’ side last season secured a return to Europe’s upper echelon; the Ulsterman has previously stewarded the side in the Europa League but this season brings new territory.
Liverpool have been handed a prime draw, joining Real Madrid, FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in Group B.
But who are the Reds’ Champions League adversaries? Here is the definite overview of the three sides.
Luckily, the group handed to the Reds is a fairly negotiable one, whilst the trip to Real Madrid will be a tantalising encounter made even more interesting given their previous encounter in the Champions League.
Perhaps most importantly, no long away trips await Liverpool, who now will face two fixtures a week throughout the season.