Liverpool Champions League draw

At UEFA headquarters in Nyon the draw for the quarter final and semi-final has been made and Liverpool have been drawn against Chelsea in the quarter final stage.

If the reds get to the semi final then they will meet either Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

Rick Parry at Liverpool's UEFA Champions League draw

The full quarter final draw is:

Villarreal v Arsenal
Man Utd v FC Porto
Liverpool v Chelsea
FC Barcelona v Bayern Munich

(Teams drawn first play the first leg at home)

Liverpool will play the first leg on Wednesday 8th April and the second leg on Tuesday 14th April 2009.

The semi-final draw is:

Man Utd/Porto v Villarreal/Arsenal
FC Barcelona/Munich v Liverpool/Chelsea

(Teams drawn first play the first leg at home)

It will be Liverpool’s 23rd and 24th meeting with Chelsea in the five seasons since Benitez arrived.

10 Premiership games, 1 League Cup final, 10 Champions League games, 1 League Cup 5th Round, 1 FA Cup Semi Final and 1 Charity Shield

Rafa Benitez reaction:

“Hopefully it won’t make a difference to us that the second leg is away.

“We have to think about the first game at Anfield with our fans behind us and look to get a positive result to take to Stamford Bridge.

“We need to make sure we don’t make a mistake in the first leg like we did in last year’s semi-final.

“They will be two tough games but we are playing well and clearly we are confident we can win.”

“At this stage of the competition, you know you’ll play against a good team. Chelsea are a very good team.

“We know each other very well and this is an exciting draw.

“We knew it would be difficult to avoid an English team but we need to approach the two games with confidence. We’ve done the double over them this season in the league but clearly these two games in the quarter-finals will be different.”

6 comments on
Liverpool Champions League draw

  1. This is sa load of crap! Worst possible result. But hey if we continue playing like we are at the moment the trophy is ours. I bet Ferguson is still laughing about this now! You’d be an idiot to bet against them reaching the final after this draw. But never mind we’ll just have to smash them in the final in Rome.

  2. Ynwa bring them on…. we fear no one….

    Liverpool will get a hat-trick if it is Manure in final. That would rub salt in their wound one more time.

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