By Richard Morgan
Football journalist - @Richiereds1976
Champions League permutations: What Liverpool and Tottenham must do to progress
Last Updated: 11/12/18 10:07pm
The Champions League returns this week with the final fixtures of the group stage, but what do Liverpool and Tottenham need to progress to the knockout phase?
Manchester City and Manchester United secured their places in the last 16 with a game to spare but Jurgen Klopp's and Mauricio Pochettino's sides still have work to do on the final matchday if they want to be in the hat for the draw on December 17.
Here's the overall picture, as well as what Liverpool and Tottenham must do to keep their Champions League hopes alive...
As it stands overall
Through to round of 16: Ajax, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona*, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto*, Real Madrid*, Roma, Schalke
*confirmed group winners
Can still reach round of 16: Inter, Liverpool, Lyon, Napoli, PSG, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham
Will move to Europa League round of 32: Benfica, Club Brugge, Valencia
Can still finish third: CSKA Moscow, Red Star Belgrade, Galatasaray, Hoffenheim, Lokomotiv Moscow, Viktoria Plzen
Will finish fourth: AEK Athens, Monaco, PSV Eindhoven, Young Boys
What Tottenham need
Barcelona are through as Group B winners but both Tottenham and Inter Milan can still join them in the last 16. Dutch club PSV Eindhoven are sure to finish bottom.
Spurs are currently second on head-to-head away goals, so will progress if they win in the Nou Camp or match, points-wise, Inter's result at home to PSV.
Inter will finish second if they pick up more points than Spurs.
What Liverpool need
The most complicated of possible outcomes means current Group C leaders Napoli, second-placed Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, in third, can still all qualify. Red Star Belgrade are bottom of the table, but could yet make it through to the last 32 of the Europa League.
Liverpool host Napoli and must win to have any chance of going through - victory by more than one goal will ensure qualification.
Should PSG beat Red Star away, Klopp's men will need a 1-0 triumph or victory by two goals or more to finish second behind the French side, but other win margins will not be enough.
If the game in Belgrade is a draw, Liverpool will advance with any win as it would leave them, PSG and Napoli all on nine points - with the English club finishing first on the three-way head-to-head.
Red Star will take third place if they win and Liverpool lose.
Other ones to watch
Atletico Madrid will secure top spot in Group A if they beat Club Brugge or Borussia Dortmund fail to win at Thierry Henry's Monaco. Should the Germans win and the Spaniards lose in Belgium, then Dortmund would progress as group winners by virtue of their superior head-to-head goal difference.
Bayern Munich can secure first place in Group E with a draw away to Ajax, who can themselves finish top with victory in Amsterdam.
Manchester City will seal top spot in Group F with a draw at home to Hoffenheim - or if Lyon do not win away at Shakhtar. Lyon can take first place in the group with victory and if City lose, as they hold a better head-to-head record over the Premier League champions.
Juventus currently top Group H - two points ahead of Manchester United - and will make sure of first place if they beat Young Boys in Switzerland.
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