Who Liverpool can draw in Europa League

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The draw for the knockout stages of the Europa League takes place in Switzerland on Friday, with Liverpool finding out who their opponents in the last 32 will be.

europaLiverpool are seeded in pot one – which is made up of the 12 group winners plus the four best performing Champions League sides. Therefore, Liverpool will have the benefit of the second leg in the first knock-out stage being at home.

Despite being seeded, the Reds could still face some strong opposition – such as Spanish side Atletico Madrid, Italian giants Inter Milan and Napoli. Other exciting ties could include Ajax Amsterdam – where the Final will be held next May – or a trip to Germany to face old friends Borussia Monchengladbach.

Less favoured would be trips to the likes of Kiev and St. Petersburg.

Liverpool’s Potential Opponents

Ajax
Atletico Madrid
Basle
BATE Borisov
Borussia Monchengladbach
Dynamo Kiev
Inter Milan
Levante
Napoli
Sparta Prague
Stuttgart
Zenit St. Petersburg

The first knockout round ties take place on Febuary 14 and 21st. The last 16 round takes place on March 7 and 14.

Seeded teams

Liverpool, Viktoria Plzeò, Fenerbahçe, Girondins de Bordeaux, Steaua Bucureºti, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Genk, Rubin Kazan, Lyon, Lazio, Metalist Kharkiv, Hannover 96, Chelsea, CFR Cluj, Olympiacos, Benfica.

Unseeded teams

Anzhi Makhachkala, Atlético de Madrid, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Newcastle United, VfB Stuttgart,Napoli, FC Basel, Internazionale Milano, Sparta Prague, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Levante, Dynamo Kyiv, Zenit St Petersburg, Ajax, BATE Borisov.

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