2019-20 Champions League seeds confirmed
We know the full composition of the seeds for the 2019-20 Champions League.
That follows Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the 2018-19 showpiece in Madrid on Saturday night.
Prior to the final, Liverpool and Spurs were already guaranteed their spots in next year’s UCL after finishing in second and fourth places in the Premier League, respectively.
However, Liverpool’s triumph in the final means that the Reds will now be in pot 1 when it comes to next season’s Champions League draw.
As for Tottenham, they find themselves in pot 2.
Liverpool, Chelsea & Man City in pot 1
Along with Liverpool in pot 1 will be Chelsea and Manchester City.
Chelsea finished the Premier League season in third place, before the Blues went on to beat Arsenal in the Europa League final.
As for Man City, they retained the Premier League title in 2018-19.
The Sky Blues also won the League Cup and FA Cup.
Apart from Tottenham, who else is in pot 2?
Both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid find themselves in pot 2, while Tottenham won’t face Borussia Dortmund, Ajax or Napoli in the group phase next term.
2019-20 Champions League confirmed pots
Note: teams in bold are guaranteed their spots in the following pots.
POT 1: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg
POT 2 (provisional): Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, FC Porto*, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Ajax*
POT 3 (provisional): Benfica, Dynamo Kiev*, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Salzburg, Valencia, Inter Milan, Celtic*
POT 4 (provisional): FC Copenhagen*, Dinamo Zagreb*, Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Galatasaray, RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Lille
*denotes club must go through qualifying