Liverpool have been drawn against Sparta Prague in the Europa League Round of 16.

The Reds travel to the epet ARENA to face the Czech champions on March 7 before the return leg takes place at Anfield a week later.

Liverpool haven’t played in Prague since a goalless draw in 2011 when Kenny Dalglish took charge of his first European game as manager of the club, before a late Dirk Kuyt header sealed their progression from the Europa League Round of 32 at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side received a bye from that stage of the competition this year after winning Group E, while Sparta Prague overcame Galatasaray 4-1 in their second leg to win 6-4 on aggregate.

The first leg of the tie takes place just three days before Liverpool’s crucial Premier League clash with Manchester City, while the return fixture comes in the week before the Merseyside derby – although that could be rescheduled if Liverpool progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Liverpool were ineligible to face fellow English clubs West Ham and Brighton as well as Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen, with all of those teams also featured in the seeded part of the draw after winning their groups.

If the Reds progress to the next round they will learn their potential route to the final when the draw takes place for the quarter-finals and semi-finals at midday on Friday March 15.

The Europa League final takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday May 22, in what could be Jurgen Klopp’s last game in charge of Liverpool if they don’t reach the FA Cup final.

The full draw for the Round of 16 is listed below: