Date:1st August 2008 at 10:28am
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The draw for the third qualifying round of the Champions League took place this morning and Liverpool have been drawn against Belgian team Standard Liege. Standard Liege won the Belgian league last season but I do not think they will pose much threat to us. But as always you can never rule out any team and I am sure that is exactly what Rafa is going to tell us. The first leg will be played in Belgium on August 12/13 and the return leg at Anfield on August 26/27. Winning this tie against Standard Liege will mean we qualify for the Champions League proper and will be in the draw for the group stages. I am glad with drawing Standard Liege, it could have been worse if we got Atletico Madrid or FC Twente who Arsenal have subsequently been drawn against. I will laugh if Arsenal slip up against FC Twente.