Not even winning the Premier League this season will improve the Reds’ co-efficient.
Liverpool face the prospect of being drawn in a group alongside the likes of both Bayern Munich and Juventus if the Merseyside giants do manage to qualify for next season’s Uefa Champions League by finishing in the top four of the Premier League come May, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
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The Reds are currently sitting top of the Premier League with now just six matches left to play in this campaign, making a return to Europe’s premier club competition seeming more than likely next season if results continue in the same fashion for Brendan Rodgers’s in-form unit.
And that would mean Rodgers and Co competing in the Champions League for the very first time since they were in the competition under previous boss Rafa Benitez back in the 2009-10 campaign, when the club were eliminated at the group stage behind Lyon and Fiorentina.
As a result, with Liverpool having not been involved in the tournament at all in the intervening four-year period, while only having also taken part in Europe’s second-tier competition the Uefa Europa League on two other occasions too in that time, the Reds are now ranked way down at No 32 in Uefa’s club co-efficient.
And that means Liverpool are heading for pot No 3, meaning a potential group with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.