The wave of relief that swept around Anfield when the final whistle blew, on Tuesday night, with a 1-0 win, over Napoli thereby seeing Liverpool qualify for the last-16 of the Champions League was immense.
However, the manner in which the competition works whereby, in the last-16, you cannot play a team from the same country as yourselves, a team who was in your group or a team that finished second in their group as Liverpool did, has left Liverpool facing a very difficult proposition in the next round.
Taking into account the rules mentioned above, Liverpool can only be drawn against one of the following six sides:
• Borussia Dortmund
• Bayern Munich
• Real Madrid
As you can see there are some immensely talented sides among that group and I’m probably not alone in hoping that, as if by pure chance, we’re matched with Porto.
But, I’m of the opinion that we’re just as likely to be drawn against Barcelona or Real Madrid.
But, then again, the romantic inside me wouldn’t mind a meeting with Borussia Dortmund, a match-up with Jurgen’s previous employer.
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