After Liverpool were drawn against Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux and FC Sion in this season’s Europa League, supporters responded with optimism.
Liverpool will face Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux and FC Sion after they were drawn in Group B for this season’s Europa League.
A long trip to Russia stands out as the biggest test for Brendan Rodgers’ side in what represents a reasonable group with Kazan (5th), Bordeaux (6th) and Sion (7th) all enduring lukewarm league campaigns last season.
But how did Liverpool supporters react to Friday’s Europa League draw?
Here’s the best from social media and our forums.
Fairly kind draws. Rubin Kazan away the toughest game, but they're only in it because Dinamo Moscow got banned due to FFP failure. #LFC
— Charlie (@CharlieMalam) August 28, 2015
Could do without a trip to Russia but Reds should get out of the group. Bring it on
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) August 28, 2015
Decent draw for Liverpool i guess. Hoped for better.
— Sai (@TheEngancheRole) August 28, 2015
Sion provokes a smile. Remember being at that nuts 6-3 against them in the Cup Winners Cup.
— Steven Scragg (@Scraggy_74) August 28, 2015
Liverpool 6 FC Sion 3, Cup Winners Cup, 1996. John Barnes scored a backheel and I can still hear the cowbells.
— Mark Jones (@Mark_Jones86) August 28, 2015
Kanonkop on the forums:
“I think that is a very kind draw for us. One lengthy fly away to Kazan but the rest is dead easy.
No tricky teams there and we should comfortably qualify from that group.”
@thisisanfield could do without the trip to Russia but nothing to fear from this group if we keep our heads on straight
— Ed ? (@eddie75n) August 28, 2015
— Groome (@groomos) August 28, 2015
Should win that group handy. Have a strong enough squad to leave stars like Coutinho, Benteke and Lovren at home against Kazan. #LFC
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 28, 2015
Good group for those interested in Vodka, Wine and Chocolate #LFC Got to be getting 12 points minimum from that
— ???Der Liverpöhler??? (@Ryan_C_E) August 28, 2015
mattyhurst on the forums:
“I think we’ve got a pretty good draw in terms of travel and also quality of teams, hopefully the Russian trip is late on and we are not reliant on it…. Then the U21’s can have a trip out there.”
Confident we can have a good run in Europe this season #LFC
— . (@DWLFC94) August 28, 2015
Apart from the lengthy trip to Kazan, it's a good draw for #LFC . I wonder if the reserve team will be deployed.
— LFC Insights (@lfcInsights) August 28, 2015
norwegian wood on the forums:
“All right, very decent draw that. Sion and Bordeaux should be two nice away trips for the fans. Rubin less so, but from a footballing point of view it could have been worse. We avoided Dortmund and the Spanish teams, which we should be happy with.”
Europa league draw wasn't so bad for us ?? #LFC
— Rated (@DruryRated) August 28, 2015
Group B. 'B' is for "Boss group, that."
— LFC 360 (@LFC_360) August 28, 2015