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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'I always get Real Madrid in Champions League draw'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he "always" seems to draw Real Madrid in the Champions League knockout rounds.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the club have no preferences when it comes to the Champions League last-16 draw, but admits that his teams tend to face Real Madrid.

Before moving to Anfield in October 2015, the German coach was in charge of Borussia Dortmund for seven years, during which he guided the club to the final of the competition in the 2012-13 season.

Liverpool are on their way to the last-16 stage, having secured a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The scoreline racked up the team's group-stage total of goals to 21, which is the most that any English club has scored in this phase of the competition.

As a result of Liverpool topping Group E, they could now draw Basel, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto or Real Madrid.

"Nobody could imagine that it would go like this tonight," Klopp told BT Sport. "It was an all or nothing game for both teams. Spartak Moscow is a really good side, I know you won't think so now but they are difficult to play against. We opened the game perfectly and after we took the lead we didn't have to defend. It was a nice night at Anfield.

"It helps to get an early goal or two. I told them at half-time we needed to show that we learn from our mistakes and keep going. It's really difficult when we go to the next gear and use the space, it was nice to watch tonight.

"I have nothing to moan about tonight, it's all good. We changed the system a little bit, the boys did it really well. The defence was spot on, I really liked it.

"I don't mind too much who we get - usually I always get Real Madrid so we will see. We have no preferred opponents, it will be really nice after a long time. I love this kind of news."

All five Premier League teams have made it into the next round.

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1Manchester CityMan City18171056124452
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd18132339112841
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Liverpool1787234201431
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1894531181331
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton184681423-918
14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591732-1517
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101939-2016
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom182881224-1214
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City18171056124452
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd18132339112841
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Liverpool1787234201431
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1894531181331
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton184681423-918
14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591732-1517
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101939-2016
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom182881224-1214
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
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