Liverpool to face Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool have been drawn against their manager Jurgen Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund in the last eight of the Europa League

Liverpool have been drawn against their manager Jurgen Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund in the last eight of the Europa League

LIVERPOOL have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund, manager Jurgen Klopp’s former club, in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The Reds drew 1-1 at Manchester United on Thursday night, which was enough to see them progress at the expense of their Premier League rivals, while Dortmund defeated Tottenham 5-1 on aggregate to progress.

Klopp left Dortmund in July 2015, having taken the Bundesliga side to the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.

“When you are in the quarter-final it is possible to get to the final - that’s all,” he said.

“There’s a long way to go. We took all the games very serious, we were very concentrated and did what we had to do.

“If you want to win this competition then you have to beat the best teams, not too important when.”

The other ties see Braga of Portugal play Shakhtar Donetsk and Villarreal meet Sparta Prague while there will be an all-Spanish clash between Athletic Bilbao and holders Sevilla, who are chasing a third straight tournament success.

The quarter-final ties will be played on April 7 and 14.