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The 2015/16 Europa League final will be held at St. Jakob-Park in Basel on 18 May AFP
  • Liverpool drawn against Villarreal in Europa League semi-final
  • Jurgen Klopp's side to travel to Estadio El Madrigal for first leg on 28 April
  • Return leg to follow at Anfield on 5 May
  • Holders Sevilla drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk

Liverpool will travel to the Estadio El Madrigal for the first leg of their semi-final showdown with Villarreal, currently fourth in La Liga, on Thursday 28 of April, with the return leg to follow at Anfield a week later.

Either Villarreal or Liverpool will be the home team in Basel on May 18 against Shakhtar Donetsk or Sevilla.

Villarreal vs Liverpool

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Sevilla

Here we go...

Former Swiss international Alexander Frei will be Giorgio Marchettiti's lovely assistant for this draw. Let's crack on now, boys...

Villarreal are the only side in this draw not to have won this competition - or its former incarnation the Uefa Cup - before.

Right, almost ready to go here. The usual pre-draw preamble is underway, there's only so long you can drag out a draw consisting of four teams...

Borussia Dortmund were regarded as the competition favourites prior to their elimination last night. Have Liverpool taken their place?

After last night's triumph, Jurgen Klopp's side have taken that title and are 7-4 on to win it with Paddy Power. Sevilla follow at 9/4, ahead of Villarreal ay 16/5. Shakhtar Donetsk are outsiders at 11/2

Key dates

Semi-finals first leg – Thursday 28 April

Semi-finals second leg – Thursday 5 May

Final – Wednesday 18 May

What would be the best possible draw for Liverpool, then? Avoiding Sevilla would be a popular shout, you would expect. The Andalusians have a love affair with this competition and are looking to win it for the third consecutive time and fourth overall.

Villarreal, fourth in La Liga could also pose problems. Shakhtar Donetsk could represent their lesser of three evils.

In case you've missed it, we have already had the small matter of the Champions League semi-final draw. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been kept away from each other with Manchester City drawn against Zinedine Zidane's side. Atletico take on Bayern Munich.

Last night wasn't a bad old night for Liverpool. After falling 3-1 behind at Anfield following a Marco Reus goal after 57 minutes, all looked lost. Hopes of a spot in the semi-finals of the Europa League – and the chance to qualify for next season's Champions League – looked to be slipping away.

Cue one of the most remarkable European comebacks in recent memory. Goals from Philippe Coutinho, Mamadou Sakho and an injury-time header from Dejan Lovren sparked jubilant scenes at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp's side booked their place in the final four at the expense of competition favourites Borussia Dortmund.

It doesn't get any easier for the Premier League side, mind. Spanish teams continue to dominant European competition this year. Four of the eight teams remaining in both the Champions League and Europa League hail from Spain. Another two – Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao – were only eliminated because they came up against a domestic rival. Standing in Liverpool's away are Villarreal and defending champions Sevilla. Shakhtar Donetsk also pose a considerable threat.

The draw in Nyon, Switzerland is scheduled to get underway at 11:30am this morning. We'll be bringing it to you as it happens.