Liverpool drawn against Hearts for Europa League


NYON, Switzerland (AP) -Liverpool has been drawn against Scottish club Hearts in an all-British playoff for Europa League group stage, while Inter Milan will face Valusi of Romania.

Three-time winner Liverpool beat Belarusian club Gomel 3-0 in the previous qualifying round Thursday to progress to the playoff phase.

Elsewhere, Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala will take on Dutch club AZ Alkmaar and Newcastle will meet Greek club Atromitos.

The first leg will be played on Aug. 23 with the return on Aug. 30.

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