LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop make a mosaic of European Cups before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Probably the best unseeded team in the pot” – Liverpool fans react to drawing Hoffenheim in Champions League

Liverpool have drawn Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off clash later this month, with supporters remaining confident.

The Reds could have faced off against one of five sides as they bid for a place in the competition proper later this month.

With the draw held in Nyon on Friday morning, however, it was Hoffenheim who were pulled out of the hat.

Hoffenheim finished fourth in the German top flight last season, and present a tough challenge for the Reds as they push for the group stages of the Champions League.

Ahead of August’s two-legged play-off, Liverpool supporters took to social media to outline their ambitions.


“Better than drawing Napoli or Nice but still a hard game.”

Josh Villa-Porter on Facebook.


“If we play our best we will go through, we have seen last season against quality opposition our players seem to play at 110% and when we play to our potential we are one of the strongest teams who could genuinely go to at least the quarters just with our current squad and no more addition. Hoffenheim will be a good test but I see us going through comfortably 4-1 on agg.”

Tyson Tubb on Facebook.


“Hoffenheim are a decent team but as alluded to, Klopp and Firmino know them well. We’ve just picked the German champions (albeit in a friendly) and the quality does drop off in that league.”

zombiefcjm on the forums.


“They must be treated like we are playing Real Madrid…no room for complacency.”

Antony Mouat on Facebook.


“Tough game but we don’t deserve CL football if we can’t beat these lot.”

Adam Van Khan on Facebook.

“At least we avoided the long trips to Russia or Turkey.

Joe Ware on the forums.

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