Liverpool have had a comfortable start to their Premier League campaign, but they have not been as fortunate in cup competitions.
Thursday was a difficult day for the Merseyside outfit as they were drawn in a tough Champions League group.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will have to navigate their way through fixtures against Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade in order to make it into the knockout rounds of the competition.
On top of that, the club were dealt a tough hand when they were drawn to play Chelsea in the third round of the EFL Cup.
Taking on such a big opponent at an early stage of a tournament is never ideal.
Plus, the pressure is on Liverpool this season as Klopp is yet to win a trophy with the Reds despite guiding them to three finals.
In the early rounds, most big-name clubs field their young stars, but if Liverpool and Chelsea want to progress, they may have to take a different approach.
The Reds will also have to take into account the fact that they play the Blues in the Premier League a few days before.
On Reddit, some Reds fans have been posting their reactions to the draw.