Ranking Liverpool’s possible Champions League Draws from easiest to hardest

Despite their poor form this season, Liverpool have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after breezing past RB Leipzig in the round of 16. Here are the 7 sides that the English Champions could face in the next round, ranked from the easiest on paper to the most difficult (in our opinion).

7) FC Porto

While no side should be underestimated this season, Porto stands out as the obvious weak link in this year’s quarter-finals. The Portuguese champions have won the Champions League before (unlike certain teams remaining in the competition) but the general level of quality throughout their side suggests that every other team in the draw will be hoping to face Porto in the next round.

6) Borussia Dortmund

While the name Erling Braut Haaland may strike fear into every defender on Earth at the moment, Borussia Dortmund’s young and inexperienced side have otherwise failed to impress this season.

The German side are currently being managed by the interim manager, Edin Terzić, who will leave the club in the summer, and they currently sit 5th in the Bundesliga, having been beaten 9 times this season- Which is as many defeats as Liverpool have suffered in this “nightmare campaign”. Dortmund are no pushovers, but they are without a doubt one of the weaker sides left in the Champions League.

5) Real Madrid

The Spanish champions may still be in contention to retain their domestic title, but even the most ardent of Real Madrid fans will admit that they have been far from convincing this season.

Madrid may have struggled to establish themselves as a dominant force in Europe and in the league, but could very well kick into gear in the final few weeks of the season. They would more than likely be the favourites against Liverpool, but not by much.

4) Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

PSG are undeniably dangerous, boasting some of the best attacking talent in Europe, from Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to Moise Kean, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria. Despite this attacking threat, the French champions have somehow managed to find themselves off the top of their domestic table, currently sitting in second behind Lille in Ligue 1.

3) Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel has revolutionised Chelsea’s defence since arriving in January, with the west London side since leapfrogging Liverpool in the league table in the last few weeks. They breezed past Atletico Madrid in the last 16 and have now gone 12 games unbeaten in all competitions with only two goals conceded in that period.

European nights at Anfield and Stamford Bridge just won’t be the same without fans, either. It’s best to avoid them for as long as possible.

2) Bayern Munich

The reigning European champions, the reigning world champions, and the reigning German champions. Need we say more? If anything, they’re too low on this list.

Hansi Flick’s side may look slightly less threatening this season, but Robert Lewandowski running at Liverpool’s current back four is a terrifying prospect. Bayern are probably the favourites for the competition and not a team you want to face over two legs.

1) Manchester City

No… They always bottle it in the Champions League, don’t they?

Unfortunately, something’s got to give when it comes to the European curse of Manchester City. They’re currently running away with the Premier League title and have seemed unstoppable in Europe too. They will win a European cup one day, and we have to hope it isn’t this year.

Ideally, they will be drawn against Bayern Munich, and one of the two favourites for the competition will be heading home. Playing against Pep Guardiola’s clinical side without any fans in attendance is a recipe for disaster for any team, never mind a side with as many injury issues as Liverpool. This is undoubtedly the worst draw that we could ask for.