Sadio Mane reveals Champions League target with draw today

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As a result, Jürgen Klopp's side will now face one of Pot 2's Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica, Napoli or Roma, instead of one of the more favourable-looking bunch from Pot 3 which includes Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, Ajax, CSKA Moscow, PSV Eindhoven and Valencia.

The play-offs for the competition concluded on Wednesday evening and thereby finalised the pot placings of the 32 teams set to contest the group stage from mid-September onwards.

Few teams will fancy taking on the Reds ahead of the draw which will be held today (30/8) at 5pm.

Benfica got past PAOK 5-2 on aggregate in the playoff round to secure safe passage into the group stage, and that rubber-stamps Liverpool's berth in Pot 3.

Manchester United will find out their Champions League group stage opponents on Thursday - but we can already take a look at the seedings for the draw.

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The likes of Real Madrid, Atlético, Barcelona, Bayern, Manchester City, Juventus, PSG and Lokomotiv Moscow make up pot one. The build-up begins at 6pm BST, with the draw itself expected to take place half an hour later, and can be watched either on BT Sport or via the live stream on

Red Star Belgrade, PSV Eindhoven, Young Boys, AEK Athens, Benfica and Ajax were the teams who qualified at the last minute and have slotted themselves in the third and fourth pots respectively.

Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Young Boys, Inter Milan, Hoffenheim and AEK Athens have all been confirmed for pot four. One team from each pot will be placed in each group.

Red Star, the 1991 champions, left it late as they emerged by the skin of their teeth, coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at RB Salzburg and advance on away goals after a goalless home encounter.

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