Liverpool face ‘UEFA Premier League’

Liverpool may need to beat all three English sides if they are to win this season’s Champions League.

The reds were drawn against Arsenal in the round’s toughest tie.  Liverpool will play the first leg away with the replay at Anfield a week later.  However, sandwiched between those two games the reds will have a Premiership game, at Arsenal also at the Emirates Stadium.

Gerrard at IstanbulIf Liverpool do manage to overcome the Premiership leaders who knocked out AC Milan in the last round then they will face either Chelsea or Fenerbahce in the semi-finals.  A potential semi-final would have the first leg at Anfield.

Manchester United are kept apart from Liverpool but could face the reds in the final.

Rafa Benitez’s had this to say about the 3 games against Arsenal in 8 days.

“It was a possibility and now we will see how we can afford these three games,” he said.

“The first thing is to think about Arsenal and I think it’s important to go one step at a time. Nobody wanted to play an English team – in this case, we could play two English teams.

“But it’s not the worst moment for us. We have confidence, we are playing well, we are scoring goals.” 

The full draw is as follows:

Champions League quarter-final draw:
Arsenal v Liverpool (First leg 2 Apr/Second leg 8 Apr)
AS Roma v Man Utd (First leg 1 Apr/Second leg 9 Apr)
Schalke 04 v FC Barcelona (First leg 1 Apr/Second leg 9 Apr)
Fenerbahce v Chelsea (First leg 2 Apr/Second leg 8 Apr)

Champions League semi-final draw:
Arsenal/Liverpool v Fenerbahce/Chelsea
Schalke/Barcelona v AS Roma/Man Utd

What are your thoughts on the Champions League draw?

2 comments on
Liverpool face ‘UEFA Premier League’

  1. at the end of the day to win the champions league you have to beat the best of the best of europe,so if they come from england so be it.we are playing the best football in years at the moment and should not fear anyone so come on the reds lets make it six.

  2. Because the draw is bringing together to many teams from one country (one year it was 3 Spanish teams (twice) I think another year their were 3 Italian teams and what I’m saying is it’s happening regular depending on the luck that’s with you. It could be the right time to have the Champions League in two phase’s an A & B Champions League with the winners of both meeting in a final. We have enough quality teams in Europe to split the Champions League into two. It would work by teams say from England in their top 4 like now but 1 & 3 going into CL-A and 2 & 4 going into CL-B and spread it around the European leagues and hey-presto 2 champions league and two finals with one Grand Final. They could still come from the same country in the final because only the best will win it. It may not stop the top county’s from having 4 teams in the quarter finals (2 in each) but it would give more teams a shot at CL football and that cant be bad.

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