Liverpool drop to Europa League
Liverpool has has dropped down to the Uefa Europa League after crushing out of the Champions League.
Liverpool won its match 1-nil against Debrecen but it needed Fiorentina not to win against Lyon. Fiorentina won its match 1-nil.
The result means that Liverpool can only finish with ten points but even if Lyon were to lose their last match, the French team has a superior head to head record against Liverpool.
In other groups, Rangers are out Europe altogether after losing 2-nil at home to Stuttgart. The Scottish champions has only collected two points from five matches.
In Group H, Arsenal has progressed to the group stages of the competition after a 2-nil win over Standard Liege. Olympiacos will need at least a draw against Arsenal in match day 6 to reach the knockout phase.
The tightest group remains Group F and Barcelona has taken pole position after beating Inter Milan 2-nil.
The La Liga champions still needs a point to reach the knockout phase in its last match against Dynamo Kiev.
Inter will host Rubin Kazan in match day 6 and a draw in that match will see Rubin Kazan drop out of the Champions League.
The Europa Cup should be good for Liverpool but Liverpool should not make the mistake of thinking that they will go in there and win that Cup. Juve or Bayern will be in there too plus the other 6 dropouts. FA Cup is the best hope I think.
I think it will become clearer who else is in the Europa Cup after round 6 of the UCL. Other teams will include one of Real Madrid, Marseille and AC Milan plus Inter's group could also provide some surprises. I also think there are already some good teams in Europa at the moment like Benfica for example. Cheers.