Dates for your diary and the answers to some questions you might have are below:
Liverpool enter the competition at the 3rd qualifying round stage, where we will be a seeded team (along with the likes of Juventus, Stuttgart, CSKA Moscow, AZ Alkmaar, Sporting Lisbon...) meaning we will be drawn against an unseeded team entering at this stage, or against one of the winners from the previous qualifying rounds.
Currently qualified un-seeded teams in the 3rd qualifying round include: CSKA Sofia, Red Star, Hapoel Tel Aviv, IFK Goteborg, Slovan Bratislava, and Hadjuk Split.
The draw for that fixture is on 16th July. It should be noted that at this point only the first legs of the 2nd qualifying round will have taken place, so there is a distinct chance of us ending up with an either/or draw. If that is the case, our opponents will be confirmed on the 22nd July, when the second legs for that round have been completed.
The first leg of the 3rd qualifying round will be on Thursday 29th July.
The second leg of the 3rd qualifying round will be on Thursday 5th August.
If we are successful in that tie, we go into the play-off round. Teams already qualified for the play-off round include Man City, Villa, Napoli, Leverkusen, Dortmund, PSG, Lokomotiv Moscow, Metalist Kharkiv, PSV, Feyenoord, Porto, Trabzonspor, Grasshopper Zurich. Also entering the qualifying round will be 15 drop outs from the Champions League qualifying procedure (10 from the non-champions route, and 5 from the champions route)
The draw for that is on Friday 6th August.
The first leg for the play-off is on Thursday 19th August.
The second leg for the play-off is on Thursday 26th August.
If we are successful in that tie, we go into the group stages.
The draw for the group stages is on Friday 27th August.
There are 6 matchdays in the group stage, and they are:
Thursday 16th September
Thursday 30th September
Thursday 21st October
Thursday 4th November
Wednesday 1st/Thursday 2nd December (TBC)
Wednesday 15th/Thursday 16th December (TBC)
If we are successful in the group stage (groups of 4, home and away against each side as per the Champions League) then the draw for the round of 32 and round of 16 will both take place on 17th December. Competing in this will be the 12 group winners and runners up from the Europa League, and the 8 3rd placed sides from the Champions League groups.
The matchdays are as follows
The first leg of the round of 32 is on Thursday 17th February.
The second leg of the round of 32 is on Thursday 24th February.
The first leg of the round of 16 is on Thursday 10th March.
The second leg of the round of 16 is on Thursday 17th March.
If we are successful in that, the draw for the quarter final and semi final will be made on Friday March 18th.
The matchdays are as follows:
The first leg of the quarter final is on Thursday 7th April.
The second leg of the quarter final is on Thursday 14th April.
The first leg of the semi-final is on Thursday 28th April.
The second leg of the semi-final is on Thursday 5th May.
If we are successful in that, then we will have reached the final, which is to be played at Lansdowne Road in Dublin, which after re-construction will be known as the Aviva Arena, but for the purposes of the UEFA Europa League will be simply known as 'Dublin Arena' for the final.
The final will be played on Wednesday 18th May, kicking off at 1945 BST.