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Europa League Round of 16, these are the 8 potential rivals for Liverpool

The Reds await for the competition’s draw to be celebrated in the next few hours

By Mario Perez

Liverpool would have eight main potential rivals for the next phase of the Europa League.
Liverpool would have eight main potential rivals for the next phase of the Europa League.
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Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool are currently preparing the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea to be celebrated on Sunday, but the Reds would also have an eye monitoring the results obtained in the Europa League draw for the Round of 16 of the competition, which will be celebrated in the next few hours.

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The Merseyside team, who ended the group stage of the tournament as the leaders of their group, saw in the last few hours how several teams dropped from the Champions League faced the teams placed second in their groups for a placed in the Round of 16, where the Jürgen Klopp’s squad will start to compete in the tournament again.

In this sense, after several surprises in the eliminatory games played, Liverpool await their luck in the next phase draw, and the Anfield team would have eight potential rivals to appear as their next opponent in the competition.

Among these opponents, we could find the two teams of Lisbon, that is to say, Benfica and Sporting, whose coaches Roger Schmidt and Ruben Amorim have been linked with the Reds to replace Jürgen Klopp at the end of the season.

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Which are the teams Liverpool could face in the competition?

The eight potential rivals of Liverpool in the next phase of the UEFA Europa League are Benfica and Sporting themselves, the Italian sides AC Milan and AS Rome, Olympique de Marseille, Freiburg, the Czech side Sparta Prague, and the Azerbaijan club Qarabag.

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