In almost every season, a Champions League group is drawn which makes fans sit up and take notice.
Often labelled ‘The Group of Death’ these are made up of 3 or, sometimes, four sides who are deemed to be top sides with a track record of doing well in the competition.
When Liverpool were drawn against FC Porto, AC Milan and Athletico Madrid in Group B, it was said that the Reds were a quarter of this years ‘group of death’.
On paper and before a ball was kicked in the competition this season, you could have been forgiven for thinking that Liverpool were in for a tough ride.
Although not the strongest when compared to other groups labelled ‘The Group of Death’ in the past, Liverpool were still up against three seasoned European sides.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s men have let their football do the talking and Liverpool have sealed their place in the last 16 with a match to spare with a perfect five wins from five and a healthy goal difference of plus 10.
Reds fans from across the world were quick to point out just how easily Liverpool ‘conquered’ the group and were able to dismiss any concerns about not qualifying with some scintillating performances both at Anfield and on the continent.
One supporter said: “It’s called the group of death because you have to face Liverpool twice.”
Another fan added: “Group of death but Liverpool is breathing well with 15pts and top of the table.”
A fellow Liverpool fan posted about how they are looking forward to The Red’s final group match and how a win will break a new record.
They said: “When it comes to the group of death, #LFC are the ones who are killing it.
“Did not realise if Liverpool beat AC Milan, they will be the first Premier League team to reach maximum points in the group stages of the Champions League.
“Bring on the San Siro!”
Liverpool are in the luxury position of going to Milan without the pressure of needing a result to qualify.
The performances have been deserving of their position in the table, and few teams in the knockout stages will fancy their chances against Klopp’s outfit.