The reds were paired with a couple of opponents we know very well from the last two Champions League campaigns.
The reds were drawn with PSV Eindhoven, Marseille and Atletico Madrid.
Atletico were definitely one of the strongest ‘fourth’ seed sides and include not only Sergio Aguero, but ex-red Luis Garcia, one of the ‘experts’ at European goal-scoring!
Liverpool met PSV Eindhoven four times on the way to the 2007 final, twice in the group stage and again in the Quarter Finals. The reds put six past Eindhoven in those four games without conceding a goal.
In last year’s campaign the reds had Marseille in their group. Though the reds lost 1-0 at Anfield, a 4-0 demolition in France redressed the balance. The reds also beat Marseille over two legs in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup campaign.
Liverpool have never met Atletico Madrid in a competitive fixture.
The full draw is:
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