Thursday, September 7, 2023

Europa League group stage draw LIVE: Date, UK start time, pots and how to follow as Liverpool, Brighton and West Ham find out opponents

The Europa League draw takes place this Friday and clubs are set to find out their opponents for the 2023/24 campaign.

Liverpool, West Ham and Brighton are representing the Premier League in Europe’s second-tier competition this season. 

Sevilla are the reigning Europa League championsGetty

Jurgen Klopp’s side are in Pot 1 for the draw alongside the Hammers who won the Conference League and Jose Mourinho’s Roma

Brighton are yet to find out whether they are in Pot 2 or 3 for their first-ever European group stage draw following their sixth-placed finish in the top flight.

Europa League draw: Date and how to follow 

The Europa League draw will take place on Friday, September 1. 

It is being held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and is scheduled to get underway at 1pm local time which is 12pm UK time. 

It will be broadcast live on while TNT Sports will have coverage of the event in the UK. 

talkSPORT and will also keep you updated throughout the draw. 

West Ham won their first European trophy since 1965 to secure a place in this competitionGetty

Europa League draw: How does it work? 

The 32 teams are separated into four pots. 

All pots are decided using the clubs’ European coefficient rankings and will be officially confirmed on the morning of the draw. 

A team from each pot will be drawn into a group but no team can be drawn in the same group as another from their country. 

Any other restrictions will be announced ahead of the draw.

Europa League draw: Pots 

The Pots will be fully confirmed once the play-off ties have been complete on Thursday.

Pot 1

West HamLiverpoolRomaBayer LeverkusenVillarrealAtalanta

Pot 1 or 2

RangersSporting Lisbon

Pot 2

RennesReal BetisMarseille

Pot 2 or 3

BrightonMoldeSC Freiburg

Klopp’s Liverpool are favourites to win the Europa League this seasonGetty

Pot 3

Maccabi Haifa

Pot 3 or 4

Sturm GrazToulouseAEK Athens

Pot 4

FK TSCServettePanathinaikosRakow Czestochowa

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