Manchester United’s Europa League loss could be a blow to Liverpool’s Champions League –

Liverpool Champions League group opponents explained – fr

Liverpool fans would normally have little reason to be upset that Manchester United are denied silverware.
But their bitter rivals North West may have dealt the Reds a blow by losing to Villarreal in the Europa League final in Gdansk on Wednesday night.

And that refers to next season’s Champions League group stage draw, which will take place in August.

By winning their European final after a long and dramatic penalty shootout, Villarreal will enter Pot 1, with title winners from the top-ranked European leagues – Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Lille and Sporting. Lisbon.

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United, meanwhile, will join Liverpool in Pot 2 for the draw alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla.

And with only one place remaining in Pot 2, there is a chance that Borussia Dortmund – who currently have Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho in their ranks – could instead be placed in Pot 3 and become potential opponents of Liverpool. in group stage.

It will now depend on the outcome of Saturday’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea.

City’s win over Chelsea will make Londoners the final team in Pot 2 and push Dortmund into Pot 3, which will see the Bundesliga side be drawn with Liverpool in the group stage.

The fact that City have already qualified for the competition next season means Zenit St Petersburg will be placed in Pot 1 as the winner of the next highest ranked league, namely Russia.

But a Chelsea win this weekend will put them in Pot 1 and see Dortmund become the eighth and final team in Pot 2.


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