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Sport Real Madrid and Juventus are Liverpool's most likely Last 16 opponents

12:31  07 december  2017
12:31  07 december  2017 Source:   readsport.co

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The draw for the Last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday and Liverpool fans are already looking forward to finding out their next European opponents . The most likely Last 16 ties for the Reds are with either Real Madrid or Juventus .

Real join Liverpool , Roma and Bayern Munich in the last -four draw, which takes place in Nyon on Friday at 12:00 BST. Juventus have won more away games against Real Madrid than any other side in all European competition [three].

The draw for the Last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday and Liverpool fans are already looking forward to finding out their next European opponents.

At this stage of the competition, sides who won their group will face a runner-up from another group and vice versa. It’s important to note that teams can not be drawn against a side from their own country, nor can they be drawn against a side who they faced in the group stages.

What that means is that, unlike day the FA Cup draw where the chances of drawing any team are equal, the probability of facing certain clubs in the draw is actually weighted.

So, we know that Liverpool will face either Basel, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Porto, Real Madrid or Shakhtar Donetsk but what is the probability of being drawn against each club?

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Read more . It remains possible that Liverpool will simply overwhelm Real . An ageing Bayern Munich seemed to have a physical edge over them and Juventus certainly did; Juventus were outmatched by Tottenham in the last 16 and Liverpool are at least their equals in terms of pace, power and

Liverpool ’ s Potential Last - 16 Opponents . Basel. Bayern Munich. Juventus . Real Madrid . Porto. Shakhtar Donetsk. Whoever the Reds face, it will be their first Champions League knockout stage fixture since the quarter-final 4-4 draw at Chelsea in April 2009.

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The most likely Last 16 ties for the Reds are with either Real Madrid or Juventus. There is a 18.8% chance that Jurgen Klopp’s side will be drawn to face the competition holders and the same can be said for the chances of them facing last season’s runners-up.

The next most likely ties are against either Basel or Shakhtar; there is a 15.9% chance of being drawn against either side.

Finally, the least likely draws for Liverpool are against Bayern Munich and Porto as the chances of being drawn against those sides is 15.3%.

So, the numbers say Liverpool are likely to be heading to Madrid or Turin in February, we’ll find out on Monday if that’s the case.

Liverpool FC Training and Press Conference © Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Sport Liverpool FC Training and Press Conference

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