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Seeded Liverpool could face Mario Balotelli in Champions League draw

• Champions League play-off draw takes place on Friday
• Liverpool lose Audi Cup penalty shoot-out to Atlético Madrid

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool are prepared for the Champions League play-offs but must be ready psychologically for the critical early test in their season.

Liverpool will be seeded in Friday’s play-off draw alongside Sevilla, Napoli, CSKA Moscow and Sporting Lisbon. They will avoid an all-British tie against Celtic, and a reunion with their former manager Brendan Rodgers, after the Scottish champions beat Rosenborg on Wednesday in the third qualifying round to secure their place in the seeded half of the draw.

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