Champions League last 16: Draw details and who Liverpool can face

11 December 2018

Liverpool booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a nail-biting 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday, and can now look forward to the draw.


The Reds made it difficult for themselves at Anfield, with Sadio Mane particularly profligate, but Mohamed Salah‘s stunning opener and Alisson‘s incredible last-minute save ensured three points.

This victory saw Jurgen Klopp‘s side finish second in Group C, with Paris Saint-Germain going through as leaders having beat Red Star with a comfortable 4-1 win in Belgrade.

Liverpool’s European focus can now turn to the last-16 draw.

When and where?

The draw for the Champions League last 16 will take place on Monday, December 17 in Nyon, with proceedings starting at 11am (GMT).

Is it on TV?

UEFA are set to stream the draw on their official website here, while UK viewers can also watch on BT Sport.

Who can Liverpool draw?

Ajax, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Man City, Man United, Porto, Real Madrid, Roma, Schalke, Lyon, Tottenham and PSG are all through.

The group winners (Dortmund, Barcelona, PSG, Porto, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich) are all seeded for the next round, and Liverpool cannot draw any of City, United or Spurs.

So Liverpool’s potential opponents are:

  • Dortmund
  • Barcelona
  • Porto
  • Real Madrid
  • Bayern Munich
  • Juventus

When will the fixtures take place?

The first leg will be played at Anfield on February 12/13 or February 19/20.

The second leg will be away on either March 5/6 or 12/13.

Liverpool are home in the first leg due to finishing second in their group.

Anything else?

Virgil van Dijk will be suspended for the first leg.

Speaking in his post-Napoli press conference, Klopp was asked who he would like in the last 16, saying: “I don’t care… we are second in the group (so) we will have an outstanding strong opponent, that’s it.”

VAR will be in use for all the knockout games.

And potential dates after this??

Quarter-final and semi-final draw: 15 March

Quarter-finals, first leg: 9, 10 April

Quarter-finals, second leg: 16/17 April

Semi-finals, first leg: 30 April/1 May

Semi-finals, second leg: 7/8 May

Final: 1 June (Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid)

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