Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will welcome his former side Borussia Dortmund to Anfield on Thursday when the Reds meet the Bundesliga outfit at the halfway stage of their Europa League quarter-final.
The Reds will be looking to reach their first European semi-final since 2009-10 after they held the tournament to a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
Prior to last week’s first leg at Westfalenstadion, both sides had met three times in European competition before. The most anticipating clash between two clubs came in the 1966 Cup Winners’ Cup final as Liverpool were beaten 2-1.
Although, the Merseysiders have never been beaten at Anfield by the German opposition, won 12 and drawn three of their 15 such encounters. The Reds have only conceded one goal in their last 13 meetings of those games.
BVB, meanwhile, have won four of their 10 last visits and have a 50% winning ratio against the Premier League opposition from 22 encounters.
For those wanting to bet on the game, the bookmakers on this page are going with form and have made Liverpool slight favourites to win, with a price of 8/5, whilst the Germans are back at 7/4, with the draw at 12/5.
Liverpool will be lucky enough if the Germans are as flop on Thursday as they were in the first leg, It is definitely to be a special Thursday night at Anfield and, we believe that the home advantage could gives Liverpool the edge in this much-anticipated clash.