Liverpool will play Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade in Group C of this season’s Champions League, after the draw in Monaco.
The Reds will look to improve on last season’s second-placed finish in Europe’s top tier when they return to continental action next month.
The group stage will provide an early challenge, with Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade the opposition in Group C.
With fixtures beginning on September 18/19, the Reds will be looking to return from the international break on form and kick off their Champions League campaign with a win.
This provides a tough start to the tournament for Jurgen Klopp‘s side, with clashes against two of Europe’s top clubs along with a difficult trip to Serbia.
Liverpool last met PSG in the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1997, but much has changed for the oil-rich Ligue 1 side since then.
Meanwhile, Napoli are under new management this season in Carlo Ancelotti, who replaced Maurizio Sarri after his switch to Chelsea—kicking off the campaign with back-to-back victories over Lazio and AC Milan.
Confirmed Match Dates
- 18 September – PSG (H)
- 3 October – Napoli (A)
- 24 October – Red Star (H)
- 6 November – Red Star (A)
- 28 November – PSG (A)
- 11 December – Napoli (H)
Full Champions League Group Stage Draw
Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco, Club Brugge
Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan
Group C: Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade
Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray
Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens
Group F: Man City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim
Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen
Group H: Juventus, Man United, Valencia, Young Boys