Liverpool to begin Champions League campaign in Amsterdam

Jürgen Klopp’s side will face Ajax in opener while Man Utd face PSG in Paris

 Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will open their Champions League campaign away to Ajax on Wednesday, October 21st. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/PA Wire

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will open their Champions League campaign away to Ajax on Wednesday, October 21st. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/PA Wire

 

Liverpool will launch their bid to regain the Champions League crown in Amsterdam against Ajax on Wednesday, October 21st.

Uefa have released the group stage fixtures and Jürgen Klopp’s 2019 winners, whose title defence ended in defeat to Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 last season, face Group D rivals Ajax on matchday one.

Manchester City face Porto at home on the same evening in their first Group C match.

Chelsea will play Group E rivals Sevilla at Stamford Bridge and Manchester United travel to play last season’s beaten finalists Paris St Germain in their opening Group H game, both on Tuesday, October 20th.

Liverpool’s first group-stage home game is against Danish side Midtjylland the following week (Tuesday, October 27th) when Pep Guardiola’s City travel to play Marseille.

United play RB Leipzig in their first group game at Old Trafford on Wednesday, October 28th and Chelsea face Krasnodar in Russia on the same night.

Liverpool and City will complete their group-stage fixtures at Midtjylland and at home against Marseille respectively on Wednesday, December 9th.

Chelsea and United both travel to face Krasnodar and Leipzig away respectively in their final group-stage matches on Tuesday, December 8th.

Holders Bayern Munich begin their defence of the title at home against Atletico on October 21st and play Lokomotiv Moscow in their last group game.

Premier League clubs’ Champions League fixtures (kick-off 8pm unless stated)

October 20th
Chelsea v Sevilla
PSG v Manchester Utd

October 21st
Ajax v Liverpool
Manchester City v FC Porto

October 27th
Liverpool v Midtjylland
Marseille v Manchester City

October 28th
Krasnodar v Chelsea, 5.55
Manchester Utd v RB Leipzig

November 3rd
Atalanta v Liverpool
Manchester City v Olympiacos Piraeus

November 4th
Basaksehir v Manchester Utd, 5.55
Chelsea v Rennes

November 24th
Rennes v Chelsea, 5.55
Manchester Utd v Basaksehir

November 25th
Olympiacos Piraeus v Manchester City, 5.55
Liverpool v Atalanta

December 1st
FC Porto v Manchester City
Liverpool v Ajax

December 2nd
Manchester Utd v PSG
Sevilla v Chelsea

December 8th
Chelsea v Krasnodar
RB Leipzig v Manchester Utd

December 9th
Midtjylland v Liverpool, 5.55
Manchester Cityv Marseille

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