Liverpool’s success so far this season has ensured a much more comfortable position for next season’s Champions League, and it could still get even better.
And their place in that last-four tie has moved them up the UEFA club coefficient rankings, with the Liverpool Echo analysing how this should land the Reds an ‘easier’ group next season.
Pot 2 currently includes: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Porto, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk.
That means that Liverpool would therefore avoid most of Europe’s top sides regardless of which pot we end up in, having played PSG, Napoli and Red Star this season.
This serves as a marker of the progress made under Klopp, who has restored the club to the status of European heavyweights.
Of course, this will be a measly consolation if we suffer defeat in both the league and Champions League this month and next, but for now it is a major positive.
The draw for next season’s tournament will be held on August 29 in Monaco, with the group stage kicking off on September 17/18.