Klopp’s return to stadium
Klopp’s return to stadium where he was idolized,warm meeting with Tuchel and football players, and also the main encounter of the League of Europe quarterfinal – these are headlines for today’s match. And though Klopp wasn’t forgot, the black and yellow army has different idol now – Thomas Tuchel who brought his team to the series of 16 undefeated matchesf this season (with14 victories!) . Liverpool has also gained some progress. But the Reds’s still remain unstable – the ninth place in EPL, though with two matches in stock.
The Bumblebees are coming in the first duel practically in the best form – only Subotich is going to be absent due to some problems with health
Gundogan hasn’t had playing practice since March 5, so Tuchel is not likely to let him play from the starting minutes as he trained only 2 days before the match. As for Liverpool, all strongest are healthy. Firmino who missed the last 2 duels cause of the knee injury, is going with the team to Dortmund. But will stay on the bench for the same reasons, as Gundogan. Though it is quite simple to foresee the Reds’ attacking line. There will be definitely no Leiva and Benteke, but if the loss of the former can be considered more or less essential, then absence of the Belgian playmaker won’t somehow change the way of the game.
Besides the emotional component of the upcoming match, we missed the rest of background
Tuchel ‘s team is not just the favorite of duel with Liverpool now, but also the Europe League in general. Both their previous rivals Porto and especially Tottenham had a chance to experience that. So Klopp’s phrase before a draw about his unwillingness to meet with Borussia is not just a pair of regular words but which really bothered him before the match.