The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool handed dream group as UCL draw unveiled

Liverpool has been handed a huge boost in its attempt to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, handed arguably the weakest group of the competition.

The Reds feature in Group E, alongside Spanish side, Sevilla, Russian champion Spartak Moscow, and Slovenian side, Maribor.

Premier League runners-up, Tottenham, were handed a horrid group, drawing reigning champions, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, as well as Cypriot side, APOEL FC.

Manchester City has drawn a favourable group, with Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord, while rivals Manchester United should also advance to the knockout stage.

Premier League champions, Chelsea also have a difficult group, drawing Atletico Madrid and Roma.

Matchday one of the Champions League will be held on September 12 and 13.

Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow

Group B: Bayern Munich, PSG, Anderlecht, Celtic

Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, AS Roma, Qarabag

Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting Lisbon

Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor

Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord

Group G: AS Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, RB Leipzig

Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur, APOEL

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