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Liverpool could face Dortmund, Fiorentina, Napoli or Schalke in the Europa League

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Liverpool may have dropped out of the Champions League after just one year back, but they could face a tough test in the Europa League next season too.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ side are almost certain to be seeded in pot 2 when the draw takes place in Monaco on August 28th, meaning they will draw one of Schalke, Napoli, Villarreal, Marseille, Dnipro, Braga, Fiorentina, most likely along with Athletic Bilbao and Borussia Dortmund plus two teams from Champions League qualifying – as reported by ESPNFC.

The Reds’ exact possible opponents won’t be known until the Champions League qualifiers take place in August.

The Reds could move into pot one, but they’d need three of Dortmund, Bilbao, Lazio, Sporting Lisbon and CSKA Moscow to lose their Champions League qualifiers.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are guaranteed to be one of the top seeds in the group stages, along with Schalke, Napoli, Villarreal, Marseille, Dnipro, Braga and Fiorentina.

Europa League Dates
Aug 28 – Group Stage Draw
Matchday 1 – 17 September 2015
Matchday 2 – 1 October 2015
Matchday 3 – 22 October 2015
Matchday 4 – 5 November 2015
Matchday 5 – 26 November 2015
Matchday 6 – 10 December 2015

The final for the 2015/16 Europa League will take place at FC Basel’s St. Jakob Park on 18th May, 2016.

Fixtures for the new Premier League season are announced in two weeks – on Wednesday, 17th June.

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