Liverpool will have a glamorous return to the UEFA Champions League after being drawn against holders Real Madrid in the group stage.
Five-times European champions Liverpool will face ten-times winners face Real as well as Basel and Ludogorets – the Bulgarian side who had a fairy-tale win in the play-offs – in Group B while there was a familiar look to the draw for the three other English sides.
Manchester City have perhaps the toughest group – they will face Bayern Munich for the third time in four years – plus CSKA Moscow and Roma in Group E, while Arsenal will play Borussia Dortmund for the second year running as well as Galatasaray and Anderlecht in Group D
In Group G, Chelsea will play German side Schalke for the second consecutive season plus Sporting Lisbon and Maribor.
Real Madrid may be a daunting prospect for Brendan Rodgers’ side, but Liverpool beat the Spanish giants 5-0 on aggregate in 2009 including a 4-0 hammering at Anfield.
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will be the favourites to advance from Group F, where they were drawn with Ajax and APOEL from Cyprus, while last season’s beaten finalists Atletico Madrid are in Group A with Juventus, Olympiacos and Malmo.
Benfica, Zenit St. Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco make up Group C while in Group H Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk,Cheap Fifa Coins, Athletic Bilbao and Belarus side BATE Borisov will battle it out.