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Predicting Liverpool’s 2021 Champions League Quarter Final Draw

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Who do you want Liverpool to draw on Friday—and who do you think they will draw?

UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Round of 16 Draw Photo by Harold Cunningham - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

With Liverpool top four long shots in the Premier League, Friday’s draw for the Champions League quarter finals could be key to their hopes of qualifying for next season’s edition of Europe’s top cup competition—by way of winning number seven in Istanbul this season.

Currently, FiveThirtyEight list Jürgen Klopp’s Reds as having a 25% chance of making the 2021 final, but that number—and betting lines around the world—could change drastically depending on Friday’s draw depending on if they get favourites Manchester City, presumed no-chancers Porto, or another club in the middle of the pack.

Ahead of the draw, though, we want to know who you would pick for Liverpool to face in the quarter finals. Do you want a Porto side most rate last, or do you think the Reds match up better with Borussia Dortmund, perennial European underachievers PSG, or a Real Madrid side short of their best?

Poll

Who Do You Want Liverpool to Draw?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Manchester City
    (89 votes)
  • 8%
    Bayern Munich
    (129 votes)
  • 4%
    Chelsea
    (70 votes)
  • 17%
    Real Madrid
    (270 votes)
  • 10%
    Borussia Dortmund
    (152 votes)
  • 4%
    Paris Saint-Germain
    (74 votes)
  • 48%
    Porto
    (726 votes)
1510 votes total Vote Now

We also want to know who you’d most like to avoid. Man City may be the obvious answer, but based on past results there’s always a chance Pep Guardiola overthinks things if he has to face Liverpool in Europe, while Bayern Munich and Chelsea are both looking dangerous.

Poll

Who Do You Want Liverpool to Avoid?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Manchester City
    (400 votes)
  • 42%
    Bayern Munich
    (529 votes)
  • 5%
    Chelsea
    (70 votes)
  • 3%
    Real Madrid
    (50 votes)
  • 2%
    Borussia Dortmund
    (31 votes)
  • 7%
    Paris Saint-Germain
    (98 votes)
  • 6%
    Porto
    (79 votes)
1257 votes total Vote Now

Then, finally and for fun, we want to know who you think Liverpool will face—or who you think UEFA might most like to see them paired with. Not that we’d ever suggest these draws are rigged in any way.

Poll

Who Do You Think Liverpool Will Draw?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Manchester City
    (102 votes)
  • 10%
    Bayern Munich
    (119 votes)
  • 11%
    Chelsea
    (132 votes)
  • 24%
    Real Madrid
    (278 votes)
  • 21%
    Borussia Dortmund
    (247 votes)
  • 13%
    Paris Saint-Germain
    (151 votes)
  • 9%
    Porto
    (105 votes)
1134 votes total Vote Now

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