Liverpool have been drawn against Napoli, Red Bull Salzburg and Genk in the group stages of the Champions League for the 2019/20 season.
The official result of the 2019/20 #UCLdraw! 😍
3⃣ toughest groups are __ __ & __ 🤔 pic.twitter.com/c7Xdro1vhn
— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019
That has to be seen as a positive draw for the Reds, with the travel distance not too far and the teams of decent quality, but nothing to be too fearful of.
Jurgen Klopp will be very happy with the draw, and it certainly looks easier on paper than last year’s group stage did.
This is how Reds supporters reacted on Twitter:
— Barry Halpenny (@Barryh86) August 29, 2019
Not too far to travel either 👍
— Lainfish (@lainfish) August 29, 2019
Result. Salzburg is a great city
— Patrick Daniel Hugh Vance (@PaddyVance) August 29, 2019
— Aaron Crocker (@acrocker90) August 29, 2019
Reasonable draw that, Napoli never an easy tie but would fancy us to win away at Salzburg and Genk #LFC
— Tom Dearlove (@dearlove_T) August 29, 2019
— macca1979 (@MclaffertyMark) August 29, 2019
— Ronan Mcnickle (@RonanMcnickle) August 29, 2019
Nothing will be easy for the Reds, and nothing is a given, but that looks to be one of the best possible combinations we could have got. The only thing that matters is that the Reds are in the knockout stages, and they will be heavy favourites to progress.
Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Barcelona are in the same group, which could provide some incredible matches. Spurs have got Bayern Munich, while Chelsea face Valencia and Ajax. PSG have been drawn in the same group as Real Madrid.