Jurgen klopp admits there are 2 teams he wants Liverpool to avoid in the champions league
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp has shown how relief he was at avoiding premier league leaders Manchester City and Chelsea after Friday’s Champions League draw revealed The reds path to the final.
The Anfield outfit will be facing Portuguese giants Benfica in the quarter finals of the competition, with the winners taking on either Villarreal or Bayern Munich in the semi-final.
Man City, meanwhile, will be facing Atletico Madrid and defending champions Chelsea will face Real Madrid.
The draw means Liverpool will only play a Premier League side if they and City or Chelsea reach the final.
Benfica are currently third in their domestic league and haven’t won a European title since 1962.
“I would have taken everybody but the only thing I didn’t want was an English team,” said Klopp when asked about the draw on Friday afternoon.
“We had that in the past and we went through, we played a final against an English team, it’s absolutely fine, in the final anyway you take whoever you get.
“We play [the English clubs] often enough during a season and it’s good if you play somebody else.”