December 11, 2017 - Nyon, Schweiz - Nyon, 11.12.2017, Fussball, Auslosung Champions League, Das Los des Liverpool FC (ENG) wird gezogen. Im Bild ist Xabi Alonso (UEFA Champions League Final Ambassador) (Credit Image: © Pascal Muller/EQ Images via ZUMA Press)

“Xabi Alonso still assisting for Liverpool”—Fans react to Reds drawing Porto in Champions League

The Champions League draw provoked plenty of talk on social media and Liverpool fans were generally pleased to have drawn FC Porto.

The Reds will head to Portugal for the first leg of the last 16 before returning to Anfield for the second leg in the tie, the first time they’ve reached the knock-outs of the competition since 2009.

And fans were quick to voice their opinions on the draw after Jurgen Klopp‘s side avoided the likes of Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayern Munich.

Here’s how supporters and the media immediately reacted to Liverpool’s draw…


Some fans viewed matching up with Porto as the best possible outcome in the round of 16…


There were of course some already looking beyond the tie to what might lie ahead…


There were also wise words of caution at taking Porto too lightly, simply because they’re not the toughest team the Reds might have faced…


Former midfielder Xabi Alonso got plenty of love from fans for drawing the Reds against the Portuguese side…

”Well happy with that thanks Xabi I will be going defo can not wait.”

Jason Antos on Facebook.


More than one supporter noted that an upgrade or two in January could help go a long way in Europe this season…

”If we can add Van Dijk and perhaps a good reliable goal keeper we have a good chance to get to the Semis and beyond!!”

Kaushik Majumdar on Facebook.

”We can win the champions league, come February we will have a complete different team, good draw…”

Nigel Conroy on Facebook.


And finally, it wouldn’t be a European draw without some chuckling over the non-involvement of certain other teams!

”Who have Everton got in the next round of the Europa League?!”

Ian Pearce on Facebook.

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