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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW: Liverpool FC

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Liverpool have just learned their fate in this season's UEFA Champions League as the Reds were drawn from Pot 3 into Group C. The draw, as always, has produced some tasty ties and Jurgen Klopp's team have been left with a strong group of teams.

Headed up by PSG, Group C is completed by Napoli, Red Star Belgrade and of course Liverpool.


It's a tough group, there's no hiding from that but the majority of groups were filled with tricky opposition. I personally think we'll be ok. Those three sides are going to be bricking it as much as we may be. The prospect of Anfield is a frightening one for any visiting club whatever your calibre in Europe.

I am confident that the Reds can pick up maximum points at L4 but the trip to PSG and more so actually Napoli concern me slightly. Napoli have always been a very good side and to add to that they now have Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, a manager who I very much admire.

We all know what PSG have to offer but I have to admit I'm not…

We're Back!

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Tuesday 16th September 2014. Mark it in your diaries because Liverpool are back in the Champions League! The Reds last appearance in the competition was way back in December 2009 when they were beaten by La Viola at Anfield. Nobody could have predicted the length of time we'd be away but the five time champions are back and ready to take on the Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Injuries for the Reds mean they are without Allen, Can, Sturridge, Johnson and Flanagan. Positively for Liverpool though Martin Skrtel is fit again however he is not expected to feature. Lazar Markovic is also unavailable for Brendan Rodgers due to a suspension.

Ludogorets' main injury issue concerns their men between the sticks. First choice goalkeeper Stoyanov is unavailable after being sent off in Ludogorets' play off tie with Steaua Bucharest. Now worryingly for the Bulgarian's their second choice keeper has also been ruled out with a shoulder injury and so they have had to call up 23 year old Arg…