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Liverpool will be top seeds in next season’s Champions League group stage

Liverpool will be one of the top seeds for next season’s Champions League group stage after victory over Tottenham in the final on Saturday.

This is because UEFA grants a place in pot one to the winner of Europe’s elite competition and the winner of the Europa League.

The Reds and Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the Europa League final, will be alongside the league champions from the top six countries according to UEFA. 

Liverpool secured their sixth Champions League title win a 2-0 win over Tottenham

POSSIBLE 2019-20 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE POTS

Pot 1

Barcelona

Bayern Munich

Juventus

Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain

Liverpool 

Chelsea

FC Zenit 

Pot 2 

Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid

FC Porto*

Borussia Dortmund

Napoli

Shakhtar Donetsk

Tottenham

Ajax*

Pot 3 

Benfica

Dynamo Kyiv*

Lyon

Bayer Leverkusen

FC Salzburg

Valencia

Inter Milan

Celtic* 

Pot 4

FC Copenhagen*

Dinamo Zagreb *

Lokomotiv Moscow

Genk

Galatasaray

RB Leipzig

Atalanta

Lille 

*Indicates they must go through qualifying 

They are Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Zenit.

Tottenham will be in pot 2 alongside the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Shakthar Donetsk with Ajax and Porto likely to join them via the qualifying rounds. 

Celtic will likely be in pot three if they make it through qualifying and they will be joined by Benfica, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Salzburg, Valencia and Inter Milan with Dynamo Kyiv expected to qualify also. 

Pot four will include Lille, Atalanta, RB Leipzig, Galatasaray, Genk, Lokomotiv Moscow and then FC Copenhagen and Dinamo Zagreb are likely to make it via the qualifiyng stages.

A group of death for Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City could see them face Real Madrid, Inter Milan and RB Leipzig. 

Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the Europa League final, will also be in pot one next season

Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the Europa League final, will also be in pot one next season

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7099721/Liverpool-seeds-seasons-Champions-League-group-stage.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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