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Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool will try everything to beat Borussia Dortmund

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side will try everything to overcome Borussia Dortmund in Thursday's Europa League showdown at Anfield. 

The Reds head into the game all square with their German opponents after they secured an impressive 1-1 draw at the Westfalenstadion last Thursday. 

The club's display in Germany was one of their best under Klopp's guidance so far and he's clearly hoping for more of the same at Anfield. 

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As well as insisting that his side will do all they can to eliminate Dortmund, Klopp has also suggested that his side will be brave during the contest. 

Speaking ahead of the tie, the revered German coach stated: "We will try everything and that's what I've seen from the team - they want to. We trust them and they trust themselves.

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Must be brave 

"Being brave is one of the most important things in football - it's the same tomorrow.

"We know each other better now. Together we have developed a belief on the pitch. We have the quality to reach the semi-finals."

Success in the Europa League represents Liverpool's only realistic chance of securing a place in next year's Champions League competition, so there can be no underestimating the fixture with Dortmund. 

Liverpool have certainly been improving recently - their 4-1 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League only highlighted the fact that they are heading in the right direction. 

But the Reds can't rest on their laurels against Dortmund. Thomas Tuchel's side may well have failed to produce the goods last week, but there's no reason why they won't deliver the required response in the second leg. 

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Tuchel rested a number of his star players during his side's Bundesliga outing this past weekend, so the German club should arrive on Merseyside feeling fresh. There's no doubt about it, Thursday's clash will prove an almighty one for Klopp and co. 

No pressure 

The Liverpool manager knows that only too well but has insisted that his side aren't under pressure to progress. 

He stated: "I don't think we're under pressure. We've been presented with a great chance. We're looking to go further forward.

"The crowd is more of an advantage if we are good than the away goal in Dortmund. We can ignore the last game. This is a new start."

Liverpool may well have to produce their best performance of the season to overcome Klopp's former side. 

Will Liverpool secure a place in the semi-final of the competition? Have your say below! 

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