Barcelona president Joan Laporta has expressed his satisfaction with drawing Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.
The last two winners of the competition will go meet in the last 16 of this season’s competition.
“It will be a meeting between the last two champions, so it is going to be an extraordinary tie,” said Laporta.
“I am happy with the draw, Liverpool are a team that I had a preference for in order to face at this stage.
“Liverpool are powerful opponents who play very physical football and have players that we know very well, such as Luis Garcia and Xabi Alonso.
“Let’s not forget, we are the team to beat this season.”
Laporta is also excited at the prospect of visiting the city of Liverpool.
“It’s the city where the Beatles were born and it will be very interesting,” added Laporta.
“I really like the Beatles and I think it will be very entertaining to go to The Cavern and visit the city, it will be an added incentive in this draw.”