2023/24 Europa League group stage draw: Liverpool, West Ham & more learn opponents

The 2023/24 Europa League draw was made on Friday morning as sides like Liverpool, West Ham and Brighton learned their fate.

The Hammers qualified as top seeds after winning last season’s Europa Conference League have been paired with Olympiacos, Freiburg and Backa Topola in Group A.

Liverpool have been given an ideal set of teams as they target a fourth success in this competition, facing off against LASK, Union Saint-Gilloise and Toulouse.

Brighton, however, face an incredible challenge to reach the knockout stages. In their first ever European venture, the Seagulls will take on Ajax and Marseille as well as AEK Athens.

Rangers, recently eliminated from Champions League qualifying, face trips to Spain, Czechia and Greece after being drawn alongside Real Betis, Sparta Prague and Aris Limassol.

Group A

West Ham

Olympiacos

Freiburg

Backa Topola

Group B

Ajax

Marseille

Brighton

AEK Athens

Group C

Rangers

Real Betis

Sparta Prague

Aris Limassol

Group D

Atalanta

Sporting CP

Sturm Graz

Rakow

Group E

Liverpool

LASK

Union Saint-Gilloise

Toulouse

Group G

Roma

Slavia Prague

Sheriff Tiraspol

Servette

Group F

Villarreal

Rennes

Maccabi Haifa

Panathinaikos

Group H

Bayer Leverkusen

Qarabag

Molde

Hacken

The Europa League final will be held on 22 May 2024 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The 2011 final took place at the same venue as Porto edge past Portuguese rivals Braga 1-0.

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