Liverpool could have easiest last 16 Champions League knockout draw of Prem clubs by avoiding big boys apart from PSG

LIVERPOOL could have the easiest Champions League last 16 draw of all the Premier League clubs.

The Reds topped Group B after winning all six of their matches and they look set to avoid all of Europe's big boys in the next round with Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan the only 'giants' they can draw.

Uefa rules state teams cannot draw clubs from their own country until the quarter-finals.

Nor can they face sides from their group.

This rules out Atletico Madrid who finished second – 11 points behind the Reds.

And it also means all-Premier League clashes with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are off the cards for now.

Having come top of their group, Jurgen Klopp's men are in pot one with the other group winners and can only be drawn against runners up.

And that has left them looking at a last 16 draw they'll almost certainly be favourites to get through.

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PSG came second to Man City in Group A.

And the Merseysiders could also face Villarreal or Atalanta – whichever one qualifies after their match was postponed because of snow on Wednesday – who will come second to Man Utd in Group F.

Sporting finished behind Dutch champions Ajax in Group C while Inter fell five points short of Real Madrid in Group D.

Portuguese giants Benfica ended up a whopping ten points behind Bayern Munich in Group E.

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But they pipped crisis-hit Barcelona to second spot with 'p***** off Xavi' blasting his flops after they dropped into the Europa League.

Austrian outfit RB Salzburg are the last team the Reds could face after they came second between table-toppers Lille and third-placed Sevilla in Group G.

The draw is being made in Switzerland at 11am UK time on Monday.

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