Liverpool draw Borussia Dortmund: the Europa League tie that Jurgen Klopp said he did not want

The manager was speaking after Liverpool knocked out Manchester United last night

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It was the tie that Jurgen Klopp said he did not want.

Liverpool have been drawn against his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-final draw, which was made in Switzerland today.

Speaking after Liverpool dumped Manchester United out of the competition last night, Klopp, who spent seven years as Dortmund manager, said that he did not want Liverpool to face Dortmund in this round.

Dortmund eliminated fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur last night, triumphing 5-1 on aggregate.

The German side's dangerman, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was at his clinical best at White Hart Lane, scoring both goals as Dortmund won 2-1 last night following their 3-0 win at the Westfalenstadion in the first leg.

“Why should I want the strongest team in the next round?” Klopp asked after the United game last night. “I am pretty sure, though, there will be no easy game.”

Unfortunately for Klopp, the prospect of facing Dortmund in the quarter-final is now a reality.

The first leg will be played on 7 April.