Liverpool have been pitted against Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals and supporters have provided differing opinions on the draw.
The Reds will face the Portuguese outfit in the last eight next month, in a repeat of last season’s last-16 tie, which Jurgen Klopp‘s side won 5-0 on aggregate.
The first leg takes place at home on April 9/10, and the away decider is scheduled for April 16/17—the official dates are set to be announced shortly.
Elsewhere, an exciting Ajax side will face Juventus, Tottenham will take on Man City in an all-Premier League affair and Barcelona are tasked with knocking out the Reds’ bitter rivals Man United.
Should Liverpool progress to the semi-finals, they will face the winners of the Barca-United clash for a place in the final in Madrid on June 1.
Here’s how Liverpool fans reacted to the draw on social media and our forums.
There was overwhelming positivity surrounding the draw…
— Philippa Smallwood (@Pippa35) March 15, 2019
Perfect draw that.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) March 15, 2019
— the unbearables (@UTFR92) March 15, 2019
Happy draw for most Liverpool fans, that.
Marginally disappointed there's extremely little hope of facing this Ajax side in the end…but I'll smile if we end up signing one or two instead of facing them!
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) March 15, 2019
“If Carlsberg did euro draws….best draw possible for us”
– Patrick Kelly on Facebook.
It’s very possible that Liverpool can win both or one of the European Cup or The Premier League. To be in either conversation, regardless of whether you think it’s likely, is progress
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) March 15, 2019
I don't think that draw could have gone much better for Liverpool…..#LFC #UCLDraw
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) March 15, 2019
“I’m loving this right now.”
– Willy Fredo Jo’e Jnr on Facebook.
Realistically from both our POV and City's, I don't think that could have been much better.
— Phil Blundell (@PhilBlundell) March 15, 2019
Back to Porto then.#AllezAllezAllez pic.twitter.com/HTbtJAYlle
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) March 15, 2019
Some made a point of not taking Porto for granted, though…
Porto, like any team at this stage, cannot be overlooked.
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) March 15, 2019
Don’t. Take. It. For. Granted. ?????????
— Peter Simpson (@PeterSimmoYNWA) March 15, 2019
Porto it is. They shouldn’t be underestimated by any means, but pretty pleased with that.
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) March 15, 2019
“It’s not an easy match, Porto played well against Roma so we must take care.”
– Remon Gendy on Facebook.
“We should not underestimate Porto. Remember what Ajax did to Real Madrid.”
– Samuel Danker on Facebook.
Porto will not be a walk in a park again, we need to be focused
— Prince Devitt (@Mr_Sewkumar) March 15, 2019
Others were even recklessly looking beyond the quarters…
Barca at Anfield 2nd leg. Tasty as.
— Robert G (@RobGutmann) March 15, 2019
Want United in the semis.
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) March 15, 2019
We’ll play either Barca or United if we make it through. Very tasty that.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) March 15, 2019
We’re all going to madriddddddd ?
Brilliant draw mates
— Craig Hannan (@C_Hannan7) March 15, 2019
” Suarez and Coutinho come home!”
– Robi Jonovski on Facebook.
Tasty semi-final in prospect if we get past Porto.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) March 15, 2019
We have Newcastle away between semi’s with Barca
City have Leicester at home between games with Juve
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) March 15, 2019
“Barcelona or Man Utd in semis, well, it will be Barcelona.”
– Ryan Malcolm Leith on Facebook.
I’m not getting ahead of myself but if we get beyond Porto that semi looks absolutely epic. Either Messi plus the other two treacherous bastards back at Anfield, or the Mancs. This is what its all about
— Ste Davies (@StevenD1977) March 15, 2019