There will be a strong English flavour to Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon.
Liverpool, who beat Internazionale on Tuesday, join Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, in the draw along with 2006 winners Barcelona, Roma and two newcomers to this stage, Schalke and Fenerbahce.
Holders Milan have failed to make the quarter-finals for the first time in six seasons, while nine-time winners Real Madrid are also missing having been eliminated by Roma.
There could be an opportunity for some old scores to be settled in the Champions League, with the draw providing the opportunity for several clubs to renew their rivalries.
Liverpool and Chelsea have met in the semi-finals in two of the last three seasons with the Rafa Benitez’s side prevailing on each occasion and going on to reach the final. Chelsea are also familiar with Barcelona, who they eliminated in the 2004-05 first knockout round only to lose at the same stage a year later before the sides’-.
Arsenal lost out to Chelsea in the 2003-04 quarter-finals and would be seeking revenge for their defeat in the 2006 final if they were paired with Barcelona again, while Roma may be keen to avoid meeting Manchester United again this season having suffered a 7-1 defeat at Old Trafford a year ago.
The event at UEFA headquarters begins from 12.00BST and will be conducted by the General Secretary, David Taylor, together with former Russia goalkeeper Rinat Dasaev.
The quarter-final first legs will be played on 1-2 April and the return matches the following week.
The draw for the semi-finals (taking place on 22-23 and 29-30 April) will also be held. The final will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on Wednesday 21 May at 19.45BST.
The draw for the UEFA Cup, which starts from 13.00BST, will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and the ambassador for the 14 May final in Manchester, 1964 European Footballer of the Year Denis Law.