• Saturday, June 11, 2005

    Euro Champions Again?


    Champions of Europe! Posted by Hello

    Liverpool have been given the chance to defend their Champions League crown after Uefa handed them a place in the first qualifying round for next season.
    The Reds beat AC Milan in last season's final but, because they finished out of the Premiership's top four, were not guaranteed entry in 2005-2006.
    Uefa's executive committee changed its rules on Friday to allow Liverpool in.

    UEFA executive commitee also decided that :
    • Liverpool get the smallest share of England's television money if they reach the group stages.
    • But any other English teams involved - from Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton - will still get less money than they would have done were Liverpool not involved.
    • Liverpool get no "country protection" preventing them meeting other English clubs. But they are seeded. This means they could face Everton in the third qualifying round, but not Manchester United, and could be in a group with Chelsea, but not Arsenal.
      In future, the title holders will be entered automatically.

    Rafael Benitez's men will now face a first qualifying round first leg on 12 or 13 July and a second leg on 19 or 20 July.

    All the best to the REDS, We'll always be by your side! "REDS 05/06 EPL & Champions League CHAMPS!!" *We dream big*

    Bad News : United's "Devil" boss, Ferguson is imagining pairing Michael Owen & wayne rooney *BOOOO!!* side by side. Owen has been strongly linked with a move back to the EPL despite a successful first season with Real Madrid. United would have to fork out at least $15 mil pounds to land Owen, which would then kick van nistelrooy's ass outta united! Muaahahhaha! *Owen look back to Livepool, man*

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