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Who Liverpool can face in Champions League last 16 including Barcelona and Atletico – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool saw out their Champions League group stage with a 1-1 draw away to Midtjylland.

The Reds had already secured top spot in Group D thanks to Curtis Jones’ goal at Anfield against Ajax last which gave Jurgen Klopp’s men all three points.

A much-changed side led from the first minute against Midtjylland. through Mohamed Salah but they were pegged back after Caoimhin Kelleher was controversially adjudged to have given away a penalty.

Takumi Minamino had a late winner ruled out for a handball by Sadio Mane but, with top spot already assured, the two dropped points did not matter too much.

Their spot at the top of their group means they will face one of the second-placed teams from the other groups in the Champions League.

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This doesn’t include English teams such as Man City or Chelsea, who all avoid each other until at least the quarter-finals if they all make it that far.

Jurgen Klopp could lead his side to a reunion with Luis Suarez in a revenge mission against Atletico Madrid from Group A – who knocked the Reds out of the competition last season – the last time fans attended a European fixture at Anfield.

They beat RB Salzburg to second place, beating the Austrian side 2-0 on Wednesday.

Group B was the most open group in the final round of matches, with all four sides still able to finish second.

As it was, Borussia Monchengladbach grabbed second ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk, despite a defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah

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FC Porto would be the option from Group C with matters more straightforward, while Sevilla, who are runners up to Chelsea in Group E, could face the Reds in the last 16 too.

Lazio saw out a 2-2 draw in their final game to cement their second place in Group F, behind Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona finished second in Group G, after being deposed by Juventus in the final game. The two sides finished level on points but the Serie A giants had the better head to head record.

RB Leipzig saw off Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester United 3-2 to lead Group H to secure second place, being pipped to first by PSG, who completed their game against Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday evening after the players walked off on Tuesday due to an incident of racism.

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