LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: A detail shot of a badge showing the profile of the champions League trophy enclosing the number 5 and the UEFA Respect badge on the Liverpool home shirt during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool to face PSG & Napoli in Group C of the Champions League

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.

Red Star, former club of Reds midfielder Marko Grujic, are in the Champions League for the first time since 1992.

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)

KIEV, UKRAINE - Saturday, May 26, 2018: The European Cup trophy on display before the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC at the NSC Olimpiyskiy. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

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

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