Dortmund happy with Reds draw

19 Mar

Borussia Dortmund are looking forward to coming up against former boss Jurgen Klopp after drawing Liverpool in the Europa League.


Liverpool: Dortmund happy with Reds drawLiverpool: Dortmund happy with Reds draw

Klopp left Dortmund at the end of last season before replacing Brendan Rodgers during the current campaign.

The Reds boss is now set to be reunited with his former employers in the Europa League and BVB have welcomed the draw.

“Given our experiences this season, it was always to be expected that Alexander Frei would not give us just a mundane draw,” said Dortmund’s general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke on his club’s website.

“Now Jurgen Klopp’s coming back home with Liverpool, and it’s certainly going to be something quite special.

“We were always sure that we were going to meet the Reds at some stage of this competition and we’re now looking forward to two extremely attractive European matches.”

“It’s a dream draw for our fans, as well as for the German and the English media,” added BVB’s director of sport Michael Zorc.

Klopp’s successor at the Westfalenstadion Thomas Tuchel described the upcoming last eight tie as a “dream draw” and he is excited ahead of the European double header.

“We want to measure ourselves up to the best and we’re going to face yet another top opponent,” said Tuchel.

“This is a dream draw for all fans of football. For us, it’s a huge sporting challenge.

“We’re going to need two top performances in order to go through, and we’re looking forward to two games of the highest level.”

Dortmund host the first leg on Thursday April 7, with the return fixture to take place at Anfield on April 14.

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