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Liverpool & Man United’s likely Champions League opponents revealed

Liverpool & Man United

M62 rivals Liverpool and Man United both qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Liverpool secured their spot in the next round on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah continued his brilliant scoring run with the winner against the Italians.

Liverpool finished their group in second place, while PSG were group winners.

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Man United rounded off their group campaign losing 2-1 at Valencia on Wednesday night.

Jose Mourinho’s men also finished second in their group.

Juventus secured first place two points ahead of Man United, even though Juve lost 2-1 to Young Boys this midweek.

Liverpool & Man United next opponents

Who will Liverpool and Man United face in the next round?

There are only a couple of rules worth noting before Monday’s Champions League draw.

Liverpool and Man United can’t face Man City under UEFA’s rules.

While Liverpool cannot be paired with PSG, nor Man United with Juventus, as they were drawn together in the group phase.

Spanish statistician Mister Chip has crunched the numbers to work out the most likely pairings for the Champions League knockouts.

According to the numbers, Liverpool’s likeliest opponents are Borussia Dortmund (17.596%).

The probability is also high that Liverpool face Barcelona (17.271%) or Real Madrid (17.190%).

Other possibilities include Bayern Munich (16.649%) or Juventus (16.622%).

Liverpool’s least likely draw is against Porto (14.672%).

As for Man United, BVB (17.596%), Barcelona (17.271%) and Real Madrid (17.217%) are their most likely opponents.

Working down the list, Man United have a 16.676% chance of drawing either Bayern Munich or PSG.

Finally Man United have a 14.672% chance of being paired with Porto.

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