Borussia Dortmund will host Liverpool in the Quarter Finals 1st Leg of the Europa League at the BVB Stadion in Dortmund on Thursday, April 7, starting 9.05 pm CET.

Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel believes that Jurgen Klopp deserves a grand welcome when both teams meet at Dortmund for the first leg, notes the official Europa League website. He says, “Anything other than a warm welcome [for Klopp] would be a big surprise. He deserves it. He did a great job here. Jürgen is a very, very competitive kind of coach – one of the most competitive guys I know. It’s a special game for him as well.

“Liverpool have been getting stronger over the last few weeks, in large part due to Jürgen’s input. They’re very difficult to play against. They defend very high and have outstanding individual quality, particularly going forward. We’re really excited about the game, but we know we need another top performance.”

As per the BBC reports, Klopp feels that the attention he is getting in Dortmund is “better” than being “in North Korea. Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager says, “Dortmund have a cool way of playing, courageous going forward and aggressive, so it won’t be easy but we’re well prepared. If it was easy [to beat them], one or two teams might have discovered this earlier on.

“We’ve said Borussia Dortmund are favourites in this competition and I don’t think there’s anybody that really disagrees with that. If there is one little, little, little advantage for us, then it is that everybody knows the way Borussia Dortmund [have been playing for] a few years.”

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Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)

Dortmund: WWWWWD

Liverpool: DLDWWW

Possible lineups

Borussia Dortmund: Bürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Sokratis, Schmelzer; Weigl, Şahin, Kagawa, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Aubameyang

Out: Subotić (arm)

Doubtful: Gündogan (foot)

Misses next match if booked: S Bender

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Can; Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino; Sturridge

Out: Gomez (knee), Ings (knee), Lucas (thigh)

Doubtful: none

Misses next match if booked: Moreno, Lovren, Clyne, Coutinho, Firmino

Match Schedule

Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool, Europa League Quarter Finals First Leg

Date: Thursday, 7 April 2016

Time: 21.05 CET

Venue: BVB Stadion Dortmund

Live Stream: Bet365