Another electrifying showdown between two of Europe tactically educated, and attacking minded side as Liverpool host Dortmund for the second leg of UEFA Europa league quarter final showdown at Anfield.
The Reds travelled to Signal Iduna Park last week and got a vital away goal in an end to end attacking entertainer in Germany. Jurgen Kloop will look to land Liverpool her second semi-final appearance in Europa League since 2009/2010 season.
Dortmund have maintained a seasoned form in the knock stages of the competition and are in search of the first Semi-Final appearance since the 2001/2002. Dortmund are a tournament favourites are are touted to go all way to the finals.
Liverpool are currently unbeaten in all their 11 games in the Europa League. The Reds side also remain unbeaten in 3 games, scoring a total of 6 goals in all 3 games.
Dortmund on the other lost their last 2 games in the group stage, but have since then maintained a great run in the knock stage winning all 4 game on their way to the Quarter-Final.
Liverpool: Team News
Liverpool will be without their Skipper and captain “Jordan Henderson’ who is reported to have suffered a damage to a ligament in his knee. The English man joins the likes of Ings, Benteke and Gomez on Liverpool’s long term injury list.
Liverpool Predicted Line-up vs Borussia Dortmund (4-3-3):
Mignolet – Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Clyne – Allen, Milner, Can – Coutinho, Lallana, Origi.
Borussia Dortmund: Team News
Dortmund tenacious Midfielder “Ilkay Gudogan” couldn’t catch up with fitness for the first leg in Iduna, but is definitely available for the Anfield showdown on Thursday.
Borussia Dortmund Predicted Line-Up vs Liverpool(4-2-3-1):
Weidenfeller – Hummels, Bender, Piszczek, Schmelzer – Castro, Gundogan – Kagawa, Reus, Mkhitaryan – Aubameyang.
Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-To-Head-Stats
Liverpool have the upper hand in the last 4 meeting between this two side. The English side have won twice with the remaining 2 ending in a draw. In those four meeting 10 goals were scored with 9 coming from the Reds, and 1 from BVB which was scored in the last week 1-1 encounter in Germany.
Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Liverpool goes into the game with a better head to head, after they got that vital away goal last week. Dortmund has however won all their away game in the knock out stage for the competition which shows their prowess/strength in away fixtures in the competition.
It will be a close encounter, just as what we saw a week ago. And I see both teams getting a goal, but a luckier side will definitely progress to the semis.