Liverpool learned their European opponent in the 2020/21 season after the Champions League group stage draw in Geneva on Thursday.

The 2019 championship winners have been withdrawn to face Ajax, Atalanta and FC Midtgeland.

Nyon, Switzerland December 16: Footballer Hamid Altintop tied with Liverpool during the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League draw in the round of 16 at UEFA headquarters, UEFA European Football House on December 16, 2019 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham – UEFA / UEFA via Getty Images)

The Reds are placed in Group D, alongside Netherlands, Italy and Denmark, respectively.

The group stage will begin later this month, with matches scheduled for 20/21 October and 27/28 October.

Subsequent match dates have been scheduled for November 3/4, November 24 and 25, December 1 and 2, and December 8 and 9.

Liverpool will be in desperate need to do better in the tournament this season after they were knocked out in the last 16 season by Atletico Madrid.

The Reds, led by Jürgen Klopp, were unlucky enough to beat the Spanish giants after a performance at Anfield was among the best in the German coach’s tenure with Liverpool.

Unfortunately, they overtook Liverpool due to their misfortunes along with some outstanding defense from the well-organized side of Diego Simeone.

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 23: Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara celebrates the UEFA Champions League Cup after his team won the UEFA Champions League Final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Stade de Sport Lisbon and Benfica on August 23, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Reagan – UEFA / UEFA via Getty Images)

The only player who cannot wait for Liverpool to start their European campaign is new player Thiago Alcantara.

The Spaniard is the only player in Klopp’s squad to enter the competition as a champion after winning the European Cup with Bayern Munich last month.

Thiago wasted no time Interact To the draw, stating that he is desperate to return to play and help his new team to be crowned Continental Kings for the seventh time.

It certainly promises to be an attacking group with both Ajax and Atalanta among the surprise packages in competition over the past two seasons.

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