The Reds and the Blues face-off for the fifth consecutive season in Europe's premier club competition but, unlike the grapples Rafa Benitez shared with Blues bosses of the past, he expects no war of words with current Chelsea interim manager, Guus Hiddink.
"Some managers want to play too many mind games. With Hiddink, it will just be about football," he told the People newspaper.
The first-leg will be competed on Wednesday, when Liverpool have home advantage. The return date will be staged at Stamford Bridge six days later.
Benitez most famously shared a battle of the minds with the charismatic Jose Mourinho.
The former Chelsea icon was livid, and reportedly still is to this day, that his Blues were forced out of the tournament in 2005 due to a Luis Garcia phantom goal.