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Liverpool Happy With Champions League Draw

Liverpool will have to overcome Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor to book a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League this season.

The Reds were in pot three and handed a favorable draw as Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare to test themselves at Europe’s top table again.

Anfield will be rocking when Sevilla, who beat Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Europa League final two season’s ago, visit the iconic ground.

Team: Spartak Moscow

The Russian champions were in pot A so Liverpool dodged a bullet in missing one of the heavyweight European clubs.

But a trip to Moscow in the dead of winter will not be an easy proposition for the Reds at Otkrytie Arena.

August Massimo Carrera was promoted to first-team manager of the side last season after an interim spell in charge and led the Russian side on a strong run which climaxed in claiming the title by seven points.

Key man: Quincy Promes

Promes scored 11 goals for Spartak last season and is their key attacking threat. The 25-year-old Dutch striker boasts electric pace which could stretch the Reds on the counter attack.

Having received his football education in his homeland, Promes moved from Twente to Spartak in 2014 and has gone from strength to strength.

He has 21 international caps to his name and is relatively slight in stature, offering a running rather than physically imposing challenge to defenders.

Danger rating: 6/10

Team: Spartak Moscow

The Russian champions were in pot A so Liverpool dodged a bullet in missing one of the heavyweight European clubs.

But a trip to Moscow in the dead of winter will not be an easy proposition for the Reds at Otkrytie Arena.

August Massimo Carrera was promoted to first-team manager of the side last season after an interim spell in charge and led the Russian side on a strong run which climaxed in claiming the title by seven points.

Key man: Quincy Promes

Promes scored 11 goals for Spartak last season and is their key attacking threat. The 25-year-old Dutch striker boasts electric pace which could stretch the Reds on the counter attack.

Having received his football education in his homeland, Promes moved from Twente to Spartak in 2014 and has gone from strength to strength.

He has 21 international caps to his name and is relatively slight in stature, offering a running rather than physically imposing challenge to defenders.

Danger rating: 6/10

Team: Maribor

The minnows of the group will be expect to to be dealt with easily enough by Liverpool fans.

A trip to Slovenia awaits which should provide tricky test in terms of a hostile atmosphere but anything other than six points from the two games will be a disappointment.

Key man: Marcos Tavares

The Brazilian captain of the team will look to inspire the underdogs with his leadership in what will be a tough campaign.

Tavares is a former Brazil youth international and plays the number nine role.

The 33-year-old may be past his best but is vastly experienced with more than 300 appearances for Maribor.

Danger rating: 3/10

Liverpool Champions League Fixtures

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