After putting four unanswered goals beyond RB Leipzig, Liverpool secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. But who do Reds want or wish to avoid in the draw?
Jurgen Klopp‘s men will play out their third quarter-final in the competition under the manager in April thanks to their last-16 victories in Budapest.
Each possesses their own pros and cons, some more than others, and will prove a hurdle to overcome to progress to the semi-finals.
Liverpool have met five of the seven teams throughout their last three seasons in the competition, but who will they face this time around?
There was a common consensus on the ideal opponents…
Give us Porto man, we need some luck. Im kinda certain we are getting Chelsea or more likely City though
— supa (@jiggafras) March 17, 2021
“Some tasty potential fixtures there. Don’t really care who we draw, but if I had to pick the one, it’s Real.”
– Seino on This Is Anfield.
“I believe Porto and Dortmund will be preferable and avoiding Bayern with PSG, for now, will be the best idea.”
– OBAIDIKU CHRISTIAN on This Is Anfield.
the weakest is porto, but they’re not just a walk in the park. all of these ties are hard, but i’d want madrid more than anyone
— nelson ????? (@Nelson33354589) March 17, 2021
i’d take dortmund porto or real. want to avoid city and bayern. chelsea and psg would be tough but not impossible
— John Barkley (@boy_barkley) March 17, 2021
City and Chelsea, meanwhile, are ones to avoid…
Everyone apart from Porto?
— vikas (@_vikasrathee) March 18, 2021
That's as strong a looking last 8 as you can really get, Porto aside. I'd prefer to avoid an English team tbh.
— Richard McCarter (@RichyCOD) March 17, 2021
“Think we need to avoid Bayern and Man City at all costs. Wouldn’t mind Real Madrid as I genuinely think we can beat them.
Porto would the ideal choice but this is the quarter-finals of the Champions League and there are no easy games. Just ask Juventus!!!”
– Habibur Rahman on This Is Anfield.
The English teams. So boring. But other than that, we're going to have to face a team we don't like at some point if we're going to win it. Nothing we can do about it.
— Lorene (@coolbyrne) March 18, 2021
Avoid: Bayern, City, PSG
Anyone else would be fine
Dream draw would be Porto
— William Clarke (@willjupiter5) March 17, 2021
And there were even some light-hearted comments about avoiding Anfield…
Obviously want to draw Bayern or Dortmund the only two German teams left so we can play in Budapest
— Gurka (@gurkab) March 11, 2021
Let us know in the comments below who you want in the last eight, and who would you rather avoid?