There is always a ‘Group of Death’ when the UEFA Champions League Group Stages are drawn, and unfortunately for Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side, they might have just been placed inside it.
The Reds will want to improve on last year’s campaign where they managed to reach the quarter-finals before being dumped by Real Madrid over the two legs that were played.
However, their chances of even reaching the knockout stages of the competition this season have already been made as challenging as possible, although sportskokladenje24.com knows bettors are still going to want the best options possible available to them.
The draw has pitted Liverpool to go up against Atletico Madrid, FC Porto and AC Milan in battles that have seen each of the clubs provide some of the hardest matches the Anfield outfit have had when the sides have met.
For instance, the Spaniards were the team to eliminate Liverpool when they were trying to defend their title in the Round of 16 following an extra-time display that saw Los Rojiblancos win 3-2 at Anfield after the Spaniards had a 1-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Of course, every single Liverpool – and perhaps football fan – will remember the UEFA Champions League Final of 2005 when the Rossoneri were leading 3-0 at halftime before the Reds fought back to level the tie 3-3 and then going on to win the penalty shootout in the famous night at Instanbul.
The 2007 Champions League Final was also a rematch of that classic encounter but the Italians managed to get the better of the English side, with a 2-1 win being achieved in Athens.
Jurgen Klopp’s side does have history on their side when it comes down to coming up against FC Porto in the competition, though, as they managed to beat the Portuguese side in the 2018/19 quarter-finals before making their way to the Final and lifting the trophy after beating Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
If their Premier League form is anything to go by this season, though, the Reds could look to try and walk their group as they have proven to be rather successful at putting together the results needed.
They are only one of a few teams to have managed a 100% record in the competition so far this season, having been able to beat Norwich City and Burnley comprehensively. Although these sides are clearly of a different level to their opponents, confidence and momentum are always great regardless of how it is gathered and achieved.