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Liverpool face trip to Turkey in Europa League

ESPN staff
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David Ngog already has three goals in Liverpool's Europa League campaign © Getty Images

Liverpool face a trip to Turkey in the Europa League play-off round after they were pulled out of the hat alongside Trabzonspor.

Roy Hodgson's men eased through their third qualifying round by beating Rabotnicki 4-0 on aggregate on Thursday night, and they will be satisfied with a relatively short trip to Turkey. However, the Liverpool manager will be well aware of Trabzonspor's history, which counts six Turkish league titles among its honours list.

Celtic were in the same pot as Liverpool on Friday but could not be drawn against their fellow seeds. Having failed to qualify for the Champions League, the Bhoys were drawn against Dutch side Utrecht.

Aston Villa emerged from Pot Six to face Rapid Vienna, who defeated Villa at exactly the same stage last season. Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini's multi-millionnaires at Manchester City will travel to Romania to face Timisoara.

Ties to be played on August 19 and 26.

Pot One
Bayer Leverkusen v Tavriya Simferopol
PSG v Maccabi Tel-Aviv
CSKA Moscow v Anorthosis Famagusta
Hajduk Split v Unirea Urziceni
Feyenoord v Gent

Pot Two
Genk v FC Porto
Debreceni v Litex Lovech
Aris Thessaloniki v Austria Vienna
Galatasaray v Karpaty Lviv
Palermo v NK Maribor

Pot Three
Club Brugge v Dinamo Minsk
Omonia v Metalist Kharkiv
Vaslui v Lille
Napoli v Elfsborg
Sporting Lisbon v Brondby

Pot Four
Grasshoppers v Steaua Bucharest
Liverpool v Trabzonspor
Celtic v FC Utrecht
Borussia Dortmund v FK Qarabag
AIK v Levski Sofia

Pot Five
Getafe v APOEL
Dundee United v AEK
AZ Alkmaar v Aktobe
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v Lech Poznan
Sturm Graz v Juventus

Pot Six
Rapid Vienna v Aston Villa
CSKA Sofia v The New Saints
Besiktas v HJK Helsinki
Slovan Bratislava v Vfb Stuttgart
Sibir Novosibirsk v PSV Eindhoven
BATE Borisov v Maritimo

Pot Seven
Lausanne-Sport v Lokomotiv Moscow
Gyor v Dinamo Zagreb
Odense v Motherwell
PAOK v Fenerbahce
Villarreal v Dnepr Mogilev
Timisoara v Manchester City

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