Liverpool have been drawn to face Welsh side Total Network Solutions in the first qualifying round of the Champions League.
Today’s draw comes just weeks after Liverpool were crowned champions of Europe by beating Milan 3-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in Istanbul.
The English side were given special dispensation to enter the competition at this stage, despite finishing fifth in the English Premiership last season.
The winner of the tie will play Faroe Island team HB or Lithuanian outfit Kaunas in the second qualifying round.
Another intriguing tie at that stage is Dynamo Kyiv face Swiss side FC Thun, while there is also the prospect of Glentoran of Northern Ireland meeting their counterparts Shelbourne from the Republic in the previous round.
First qualifying round draw
Game 1 LIVERPOOL v TNS
Game 2 FC Haka v Pyunik
Game 3 HB Torshavn v FBK Kaunas
Game 4 FC Levadia Tallinn v Dinamo Tbilisi
Game 5 NK Gorica v KF Tirana
Game 6 FC Kairat Almaty v FC Artmedia Bratislava
Game 7 PFC Neftchi v FH Hafnarfjordur
Game 8 Rabotnicki v Skonto FC
Game 9 GLENTORAN v SHELBOURNE
Game 10 Dinamo Minsk v Anorthosis Famagusta
Game 11Sliema Wanderers v FC Sheriff
Game 12 F91 Dudelange v NK Zrinjski
First legs matches: 12/13 July
Second leg matches: 19/20 July)
Second qualifying round
Winner match 3 v Winner match 1
Winner match 4 v Brøndby IF (DEN)
FK Partizan v Winner match 11
Debreceni VSC v HNK Hajduk Split
Winner match 6 v Celtic FC
Winner match 5 v PFC CSKA Sofia
RSC Anderlecht v Winner match 7
Vålerenga IF v Winner match 2
Winner match 8 v FC Lokomotiv Moskva
Winner match 12 v SK Rapid Wien
FC Dynamo Kyiv v FC Thun
Malmö FF v Maccabi Haifa FC
Winner match 9 v FC Steaua Bucuresti
Winner match 10 v Trabzonspor
First-leg matches: 26/27 July 2005
Second-leg matches: 2/3 August 2005