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Liverpool, Arsenal satisfied with Champions League draw

Liverpool have drawn France's Toulouse in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

Arsenal have been drawn against Sparta Prague over the two legs to be played on 14/15 and 28/29 August.

Manager Arsene Wenger said: "You could see every tie is difficult now.

"Overall we know that it is just about putting in a good performance.

"Sparta have a good knowledge of the competition. When there is an experience in the opposition club it is always a difficult game - but we still feel we have enough quality to have a good chance to go through."

Liverpool, who lost out in the final of the competition last season, face a trip into the unknown when they take on French club Toulouse.

But manager Rafael Benitez was satisfied with the draw.

He said: "I am happy with the draw for two reasons. Firstly, the travelling will not be a problem, and secondly, the second leg will be at Anfield in front of our supporters.

"After travelling to Hong Kong, Switzerland and Rotterdam, the last thing we wanted was a long trip.

"But Toulouse are a good side with some good players. The French league is of a high standard and so this will not be an easy game."

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