Liverpool have learned who they will face in the Champions League group stage, with the Reds handed a kind task to make it into the knockout rounds.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side dispatched of Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield on Wednesday evening, with their 6-3 aggregate win enough to see them qualify for the Champions League “proper”.
They will take on Spartak Mascow, Sevilla and KN Maribor in Group E, and avoided a group of death involving Bayern Munich and PSG, and another with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in it.
It is just the second time Liverpool have reached this stage since 2009/10, with their last campaign in 2014/15 a dire one, and they will look to get revenge on Sevilla after last year’s Europa League final defeat.
Here’s the best of the social media reaction to Thursday’s draw in Monaco.
Take that group all day long. #LFC #UCLDraw
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) August 24, 2017
Incredibly good draw for @LFC
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) August 24, 2017
Really good draw for us
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) August 24, 2017
Taking nothing for granted, but Liverpool *should* be playing Champions League football in 2018.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) August 24, 2017
Ron Suazo on Facebook:
I say Liverpool shouldn’t be cocky. The draw is reasonable but the travel looks brutal.
Well that couldn't have gone much better if UEFA had tried. ???
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) August 24, 2017
Based on combined @EuroClubIndex rankings, Liverpool are in the weakest group. Also true if ignore lowest ranked teams #maribor pic.twitter.com/jyTfMDq6Po
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) August 24, 2017
Won't be a walk over but happy with that draw. COME ON 5 TIMES EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LIVERPOOL!!!!
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) August 24, 2017
Usama Malik on Facebook:
We should progress no excuses, but we probably would’ve had an even better chance of progression if we were in one of the tougher groups.
Who said FSG don't spend money, clearly a bribe with that draw ?
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) August 24, 2017
#LFC v Spartak Moscow. Played 4 times competitively. Winning 2, losing 2. Last meeting was 2002 #UCL, we won 3-1. @themichaelowen hat-trick. pic.twitter.com/tKXpSdJL2B
— LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) August 24, 2017
Group of Death-ometer (most severe at the top):
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) August 24, 2017
Probably as good as you could get.
Been a bit lucky there.
Still got to beat them, though.
— Steven Kelly (@SteKelly198586) August 24, 2017
We REALLY should win that group #LFC
— Jack Williams (@JLWi11iams) August 24, 2017
Not a very exciting group at all but happy to be there! #LFC
— Simon Collings (@simoncollings82) August 24, 2017
Sam Palmer on Facebook:
Literally the best possible Group apart from maybe Porto instead of Sevilla, got to go for it after that.
Is the draw over then? I'm only asking because I haven't seen them take out Arsenal's ball.
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) August 24, 2017
VVD had a clause in his contract that we had to get those teams in our group, should be a formality now ??
— Jason Minlah (@bigjlfc) August 24, 2017
Can't believe you're all jinxing it
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) August 24, 2017
I want 18 points
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) August 24, 2017
What a massive chance for Liverpool to improve reputation, finances, coefficient…everything. Got to get through, no mistake.
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) August 24, 2017