• Liverpool were handed a kind draw in terms of opposition in the Champions League group stage.
  • The Reds will face Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor.

Despite being handed a kind draw in their Champions League group stage, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said the club will not underestimate any team.

The Reds will be featuring in Europe's elite competition for the first time since the 2014/15 season after their 6-3 aggregate win over Hoffenheim in the play-offs.

Liverpool learned their fate following the draw on Thursday (24 August), with the club in the same group as Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor.

Unlike Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, Klopp's men have avoided Europe's biggest sides but will notably be looking for revenge against Sevilla as the La Liga outfit delivered a 3-1 loss to Liverpool back in the 2015/16 Europa League final.

As for the other teams in the group, the German manager insisted that they will not be taking them lightly as he hopes to take Liverpool past the group stage for the first time since 2009.

"With Sevilla, there is an open bill, I would say," Klopp said, as quoted in the Mirror. "But we all know how good they are in European competition.

"Moscow is a long trip and Maribor, in this moment, you don't know a lot about them. A lot of people would underestimate them – we will not. So we don't think about the opponent, we just think about the competition.

"We'll analyse and take everything seriously because we want to go as far as possible. It's the Champions League, so that means they all earn our 100 per cent respect. That's what we will show and hopefully we have a few really good games."

The former Borussia Dortmund manager also felt that teams will be fearing Liverpool after their performance against Hoffenheim.

"In this moment, for sure," he added. "But it depends on our performance. We had a nice sign last night and the first 20 minutes were probably part of the best pieces of football I was ever part of.

"That was really impressive. But we have to replicate this. We have to do it again and again and again. Then we can be successful. That's good news, but hard work also."

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Klopp remains wary despite a kind Champions League draw Getty