Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool fans will be able to use their Europa League home tie against Borussia Dortmund as an opportunity to 'show their growing affection' for manager Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp, of course, is set to be reunited with his former side as the Reds take on the German giants over two legs in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Carragher, then, expects Liverpool fans to tell Borussia Dortmund supporters that the revered coach is now very much theirs.
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Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, the club's former centre-back stated: "Liverpool supporters will be able to use the home tie at Anfield a week later to show their growing affection for Klopp. They can say, ‘He was yours, but now he is ours.’
"He spent seven years at Dortmund, revolutionised the club, won two titles, one double and reached a Champions League final. In a country dominated by a single club — Bayern Munich — he had a share of the spoils.
"This draw has again shown Europe’s poor relation in a good light, although I’ve never understood why clubs are so indifferent towards the Europa League.
"Yes, playing matches on a Thursday seems unattractive and can stretch your squad, but there are only two trophies in Europe — and this is one of them! It is even more valuable with a place in the Champions League for the winners. It’s what Liverpool have their eyes set on now."
One thing is for sure, Liverpool will begin their Europa League tie with Dortmund as major underdogs.
Under Thomas Tuchel's guidance, the Bundesliga club are thriving right now - they secured a 5-1 aggregate victory over Premier League outfit Tottenham in the last round - and will take some stopping.
But Liverpool, buoyed following their triumph over Manchester United, will most definitely believe that they can cause an upset. There's absolutely no reason why the club, with Klopp inspiring them, won't be able to hurt Dortmund.
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