Group of Death: Klopp reacts to Liverpool's Champions League draw
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Group of Death: Klopp reacts to Liverpool's Champions League draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team and supporters are looking forward to the Champions League season after they learned their opponents on Thursday evening. 

The Reds are in a tough group, which many have referred to as Group of death, that consists of AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, and FC Porto, but Klopp remains optimistic. 

 "I laughed, to be honest, pretty loud because it is a tough group obviously," he said at the club's  AXA Training Centre.

"It's Champions League, so that's how it is, and you have to play the best teams in Europe, and obviously some of them are in our group! 

"We played, I don't know how often, already against Porto, so they will be waiting for us. We have obviously a little bit of [an] open bill with Atletico, and AC Milan, a historical one obviously. 

"So, I think our supporters should be looking forward to it – we do, for sure. 

"I know that people sit always at home and think, 'Ah come on, that would be cool, then you have this team together and the worst of pot four and the worst of pot one' and all this kind of stuff. 

"So, we didn't get that obviously but we're still pretty ambitious and would like to show the really hard work from last year, qualifying for the Champions League, that it was worth it. That's how we will play the games."

Meanwhile, the Reds are preparing for this weekend's Premier League clash against Chelsea at Anfield.