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Europa League Quarter Final Draw Has Been Made And It's Bad News For Liverpool

Europa League Quarter Final Draw Has Been Made And It's Bad News For Liverpool
By Gary Reilly Updated

The Champions League quarter final draw has come and gone and now it's time for Europe's second competition that has taken quite a lot of the interest away from the main event this week.

It's unlikely to get much better (in terms of interest, not necessarily quality) than Liverpool vs Manchester United but the quarter final stage of the Europa League is certainly not without some quality sides.

Dortmund's spanking of Spurs has really proved just how good of a side Thomas Tuchel has gathered from the end of the Klopp reign, while Sevilla are Europa League specialists to the extent that every time they have reached this stage of the competition, they've gone on to win it.

Bilbao, Villareal, Sparta Prague and Shakhtar are the remaining quarter finalists and, judging by what he was saying last night, Jurgen Klopp will be happy as long as he avoids his former employers at this stage of the competition. When asked if he'd like to face his former side in the quarter finals, Klopp was as up front as always. "Of course not. Why would I want strongest team in the tournament in next round?"

We have some bad news for him.

Almost inevitably, it's Dortmund against Liverpool as Klopp returns to the Westfalenstadion for the first time. It must be said, it's a cracking tie and, you have to beat the best at some stage but there's no doubt that Liverpool fans may have preferred seeing someone else try and do that to Dortmund considering their performance against Spurs last week.

Europa League quarter final draw

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Sporting Braga vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Villarreal vs. Sparta Prague

Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla

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Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool

The ties will be played on the 7th and 14th of April.

While it's not the easiest tie for Liverpool, it is one which will once again drive home the importance of the Europa League this season and, as Jamie Carragher has pointed out, the Westfalenstadion does hold some fond memories for Liverpool when it comes to this competition.

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