Liverpool made the last eight of the Champions League as a result of their 3-1 win against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
The Reds are one of four Premier League teams to make the next round and attention will quickly turn to Friday’s draw.
At this stage of the competition, there are no easy games, but a route to the final will become much clearer once the draw is complete.
We’ve taken a look at the threats of each team and who Liverpool may want to draw.
Arguably one of the two ‘weakest’ teams left, alongside Porto, but don’t take these lightly. They did just knock out Real Madrid after all.
The Dutch giants will be looking to go as far as they can before they see their squad ripped apart during the summer transfer window.
Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs de Ligt are the star names, with Hakim Ziyech and ex-Southampton man Dusan Tadic providing the quality in the final third. This would by no means be an easy tie.
They’ll be looking to make history and live up to their name in the competition.
‘This is not the same old Barcelona’, is the cliche being rolled around at the moment. While that is true to some extent, they’re still Barcelona and with Lionel Messi available, they are among the favourites for any competition.
Liverpool know all about the threat of Luis Suarez, while Ousmane Dembele is coming into his own this season.
Liverpool would certainly fancy their chances at disrupting Barcelona and with the imperious Virgil van Dijk at the back, they’d be confident of keeping it tight too.
With Real Madrid struggling, Barcelona will be out to achieve European glory to rub salt in the wounds.
Cristiano Ronaldo was signed by Juventus to take them to Champions League glory and they had a scare against Atletico Madrid. Despite the fact they were eventually knocked out, Liverpool can take hope from Diego Simeone’s men given their new-found defensive stability this season.
For a club who are so desperate to get their hands on the trophy, the Reds will have to hope that pressure gets the better of them.
This could be the toughest tie of them all for Liverpool, but if you want to win the competition, you have to beat what is put in front of you.
Drawing Manchester City worked in Liverpool’s favour last year. While they were chasing them in the league, the Reds were able to separate the pressure of a Champions League night by essentially making it a Premier League game where no points were at stake.
The same could work again this year, but with the title race much tighter, it may not have the same desired effect. However, playing City in a game that has no bearing on the title race could be a welcomed relief.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United will no doubt be buoyant after their late winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round. They can now react one of two ways. Come crashing back down to earth in the last eight after the highs of Paris, or firmly believe that they can look to that result as inspiration going forward.
Liverpool’s meeting with United recently was overshadowed by injuries, but the Reds will still fancy themselves this time around to put a stop to the feel-good factor surrounding their rivals.
It’s a tie that certainly has the potential to lead to one of those ‘famous European nights’.
The team that everybody will be wanting.
On paper, Porto will be ‘weakest’ team remaining in the Champions League ahead of the draw for the last eight, but that does not mean they should be underestimated.
Porto are locked in a closely-contested title race over in Portugal and the Reds will be hoping that they keep one eye on their domestic form, with the quarter-finals being one step too far for them in Europe.
With the likes Pepe, Alex Telles and Eder Militao in their squad, they are not short of quality or experience.
Another all Premier League affair that could play into Liverpool’s hands. Tottenham’s title bid has fallen to pieces in recent weeks and they could put their attention firmly on the Champions League now.
The Reds have already beaten them once in the league this season and will be confident of doing it again. With Spurs faltering, the timing could be perfect for whoever meets them in the next round.