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Here Are Liverpool & Celtic’s Potential Champions League Play-Off Opponents

After Wednesday night’s Champions League third qualifying round clashes, Celtic and Liverpool now know who they could come up against following Friday’s play-off draw. 

Both the Scottish champions and last season’s fourth-placed side in the Premier League are seeded for the draw, however each club will go through a different route.

The Hoops feature in the champions route, having won their domestic title, while Jurgen Klopp’s men will face opposition in the league route.

Brendan Rodgers’ side advanced to the final qualifying round having beaten Rosenborg 1-0 away from home thanks to a James Forrest strike midway through the second half of Celtic’s clash in Norway.

Liverpool, meanwhile, join the competition at this stage having finished fourth last term.

Both bosses will be looking to make an impact in Europe’s largest club competition, particularly Klopp, who will be well aware his side have the ability to at the very least reach the knockout stages.

Celtic and Liverpool’s potential opponents:

League Route

Seeded clubs: Sevilla, Napoli, Liverpool, CSKA Moscow, Sporting Lisbon

Unseeded clubs: Steaua Bucharest, Young Boys, Hoffenheim, Nice, Istanbul Basaksehir


Champions Route

Seeded clubs: Olympiakos, Celtic, FC Copenhagen, APOEL Nicosia, NK Maribor

Unseeded clubs: Qarabag FK, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Slavia Prague, Astana, NK Rijeka

The draw for the play-off round will be made at 11am on Friday, August 4.

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.