The 32-team stage features the four Premier League sides as well as European giants such as Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and the current holders Real Madrid.
‘Group of death’
After the conclusion of the six play-off matches, it was determined that Liverpool would drop down into pot three. Based on the Uefa club coefficient rankings , Portugal’s Benfica took the final spot in pot two after their play-off win against Greek side PAOK.
Despite reaching last season’s final, which they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool could now be drawn in a “group of death”, the London Evening Standard reports. Klopp’s side could face a group featuring one of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, plus Borussia Dortmund, Napoli or AS Roma.
There is even the chance that four previous Champions League winners – Inter Milan, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona/Real Madrid – could be drawn in the same group.
Following today’s Champions League group draw the Uefa awards will be announced for the following categories
Uefa Men’s Player of the Year
Uefa Women’s Player of the Year
Goalkeeper of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season
Defender of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season
Midfielder of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season
Forward of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season
Which teams have qualified?
Spain: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia
England: Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool
Germany: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Hoffenheim
Italy: Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Inter Milan
France: Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon, Monaco
Russia: Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow
Portugal: Porto, Benfica
Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk
Belgium: Club Brugge
Czech Republic: Viktoria Plzen
Switzerland: Young Boys
Netherlands: Ajax, PSV
Greece: AEK Athens
Serbia: Red Star Belgrade