UEFA will conducted a new Champions League last-16 draw at 2pm after a mistake involving Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United.
UEFA said a “technical problem” was to blame and resulted in the original draw being declared void.
The issue arose when Group B runners-up Atletico were drawn and their possible last-16 opponents – all group winners – were then put into a separate pot, but United were not included.
Teams who met in the group stages are supposed to be kept apart in the last-16 draw. United did not face Atletico in the groups, but Liverpool did, and Jurgen Klopp’s side were mistakenly put into the pot to potentially face Atletico – who were then drawn against Bayern Munich.
The original draw had seen United set to play Paris Saint-Germain, while Liverpool had been drawn against Salzburg.
The new draw pits Liverpool against Inter Milan in the Champions League last 16 following their emphatic 100 percent record in Group B.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side were ruthless in the group phase and finished 11 points clear after notching victories both home and away against Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan.
Their place atop of Group B set up six possible opponents in the first knockout stage and RB Salzburg are the side the Reds will face following the draw on Monday morning.
The Reds will play the first leg away from home in Italy in February due to being a seeded team, with the return leg at Anfield in March – exact match dates should be confirmed later today.
When will the last 16 ties be played?
First leg (away): 15/16/22/23 February
Second leg (home): 8/9/15/16 March
Confirmed dates should be announced later today.
Liverpool will play the second leg at Anfield having qualified as a seeded team.
Full last 16 draw
Benfica vs Real Madrid
Villarreal vs Manchester City
Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Salzburg vs Liverpool
Inter Milan vs Ajax
Sporting Lisbon vs Juventus
Chelsea vs Lille
Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United