Mats Hummels says Borussia Dortmund are “simply desperate to beat” former manager Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Europa League.
Klopp left BVB at the end of last season following a seven-year stint at the Westfalenstadion before replacing Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool boss during the current campaign.
The Anfield outfit have been paired with Dortmund in the last eight of the Europa League and Hummels is keen to get one over his old boss.
Dortmund crushed Spurs 5-1 on aggregate in the previous round and punters may wish to use their free bet to back the Bundesliga giants to claim another English scalp in Europe ahead of their double header with Liverpool.
“The tie with Liverpool is one where we are simply desperate to beat Klopp. We have to beat him,” Hummels told ZDF.
“Of course, he will get a warm welcome and a warm farewell. But I hope to drive him mad in between.
“There will be a lot of media attention. And it will be something special for the players to meet Klopp again. It will be very interesting, also on an emotional level.
“But I try not to think about it too much yet. I already said after we were paired with Liverpool that we will start thinking about it when the game is actually around the corner.”