Divock Origi
Divock Origi scored the opener for Liverpool against Dortmund Getty

Liverpool host Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the quarter-final tie of the Europa League on 14 April. The tie is conveniently poised at 1-1 with the Reds having an advantage for their away goal scored by Divock Origi in Germany.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Europe HD.


After a successful return to Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to extend England's success in Europe, having seen Manchester City progress into the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 over two legs. Kevin de Bruyne scored the telling goal for City and Klopp will be looking at his star men like Philippe Coutinho to take Liverpool into the next round.

Liverpool are still major underdogs going into the fixture, but Origi's goal means that they can afford to park the bus and play on the counter as a stalemate will mean Liverpool are on their way into the semis. The manager has a selection headache ahead of the fixture, with a lot of youngsters doing well against Stoke City in their 4-1 win at Dortmund to stake a claim for themselves in the starting XI.

Klopp has a record in sight, with the Reds yet to lose a single game since the group stages and should they avoid defeat at the hands of Thomas Tuchel's men, they will be the fist club in English history to go 12 games unbeaten in the Europa League.

Meanwhile, Dortmund manager Tuchel has warned Liverpool that they will be going out for the kill after having failed to influence the game as much as they would have liked to at Signal Iduna Park. However, the German side will take confidence from their win over Tottenham Hotspur, whom they beat 5-1 over two legs to progress into the quarters.

Their recent form has suffered a bit, drawing their last two games, but their unbeaten run has lasted 18 games in all competitions, having been denied victory away from home only twice in the aforementioned period. A 0-0 draw would be curtains for their European ambitions, but they have not played a stalemate in their last 37 games in Europe, a record which is unlikely to come to an end given Liverpool's leaky defence this season.

What managers say

Jurgen Klopp: "I don't think we are under particular pressure. What we are presented with is a great chance to get to the semi-final and it is rare to have a chance to win a trophy. The last few weeks has given us confidence. When you think about only the second half against Southampton (where they conceded three goals to lose 3-2) was a step in the wrong direction. We are better prepared than a few months ago. We are growing as a group, believing more in things and there is no doubt about the things we do. That is what has given us confidence. It is not important what I say here, it will have no impact on the game tomorrow. It is a good sign for all of us that we trust them (the players) and they trust themselves."

Thomas Tuchel: "There was a special situation with Jurgen Klopp coming home and you can't deny the energy this gives to you or takes away from you. Now this is easier for us coming to Anfield in terms of the energy. The overall circumstances are different. Perhaps the players were inhibited in the first leg but going into the second leg it will be different. We know what we have to achieve: to score. We are here to attack and here to take risks."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Liverpool Win: 15/8
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Borussia Dortmund Win: 11/8

Team news


Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Can, Lucas, Milner; Firmino, Origi, Coutinho.

Borussia Dortmund

Possible XI: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Bender, Hummels, Schmelzer; Weigl, Castro, Sahin, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Aubameyang.