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Liverpool land Zenit in UEL

Liverpool have been drawn against Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg in the last-32 of the Europa League, while deposed European champions Chelsea will play Sparta Prague after dropping out of the Champions League.

For Liverpool, that means a return to his former club for defender Martin Skrtel; while the same is true for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. However, the spending power of Zenit (they brought in Hulk and Axel Witsel for a combined €80 million) means that the Reds have the tougher task.

Tottenham, meanwhile, will meet Olympique Lyonnais for the right to progress to the last 16 - meaning a return for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris - as Newcastle also make travel arrangements for Eastern Europe, after they were picked out against Ukrainian

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