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Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham and Villa learn European opponents

23 Feb 2024
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Find out who the Premier League sides will face in their UEFA round of 16 ties

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The four Premier League clubs were given contrasting fortunes as the draws for the UEFA Europa League and Europa Conference League rounds of 16 were made on Friday.

Liverpool will face Sparta Prague, with the first leg in the Czech Republic on Thursday March 7 and the return leg at Anfield a week later. The Reds last played in the Czech capital under Kenny Dalglish in 2011.

Jurgen Klopp's side face a huge title showdown against Manchester City at Anfield between the two European ties on Sunday 10 March, but their visit to Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday 17 March, three days after the second leg, will be postponed if the Toffees progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Liverpool's fixtures around round of 16 Europa League tie
 Date Opponent Competition
2 Mar Nott'm Forest (A) Premier League
7 Mar Sparta Prague (A) Europa League
10 Mar Man City (H) Premier League
14 Mar Sparta Prague (H) Europa League
17 Mar Everton (A)* Premier League

*Match against Everton subject to change due to potential involvement in FA Cup quarter-final

Brighton & Hove Albion were drawn against Italian giants Roma, travelling to Italy for the first leg on Thursday March 7 before the second leg at Amex Stadium seven days later.

The Seagulls are at home to Nottingham Forest on Sunday 10 March, and are scheduled to host Man City on Sunday 17 March. But the clash against the champions will be postponed if either Brighton or City make it through to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Brighton's fixtures around round of 16 Europa League tie
 Date Opponent Competition
2 Mar Fulham (A) Premier League
7 Mar Roma (A) Europa League
10 Mar Nott'm Forest (H) Premier League
14 Mar Roma (H) Europa League
17 Mar Man City (H)* Premier League

*Match against City subject to change due to potential involvement in FA Cup quarter-final 

West Ham United will face familiar foes in the round of 16 when they take on German side Freiburg.

The two sides met in this season's group stage, with the Hammers winning both matches, 2-1 in Germany and 2-0 at London Stadium.

David Moyes's men head to Germany for the first leg on Thursday March 7 before welcoming Freiburg to east London seven days later.

West Ham entertain Burnley on Sunday 10 March and welcome Aston Villa a week later in the Premier League.

West Ham's fixtures around round of 16 Europa League tie
 Date Opponent Competition
2 Mar Everton (A) Premier League
7 Mar Freiburg (A) Europa League
10 Mar Burnley (H) Premier League
14 Mar Freiburg (H) Europa League
17 Mar Villa (H) Premier League

In the Europa Conference League, Villa were drawn against Ajax. Unai Emery's side will head to Amsterdam on Thursday March 7 before hosting the Dutch side a week later.

Villa face a crucial showdown at home to top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 10 March, before their trip to West Ham seven days later.

Villa's fixtures around Europa Conference League tie
 Date Opponent Competition
2 Mar Luton Town (A) Premier League
7 Mar Ajax (A) Europa Conference League
10 Mar Spurs (H) Premier League
14 Mar Ajax (H) Europa Conference League
17 Mar West Ham (A) Premier League

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