Europa League quarter-final draw: Liverpool & Dortmund face off in Klopp return

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Jurgen Klopp is set to make an emotional return to Germany after Liverpool were drawn against his old club Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Jurgen Klopp is set to make an emotional return to Germany after Liverpool were drawn against his old club Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Klopp's new team knocked out Manchester United 3-1 on aggregate in the last 16 of the competition, while Dortmund enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 overall success against Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool have won the Europa League (previously the UEFA Cup) on three occasions, with the Bundesliga outfit yet to lift the trophy.

The teams last met in the group stages of the Champions League in 2001. Liverpool drew 0-0 in Germany, before recording a 2-0 victory at Anfield.

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The last eight stage will feature an all-Spanish encounter as Athletic Bilbao face Sevilla.

Bilbao made it through on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw against Valencia in the previous round, while Sevilla won 3-0 overall against Swiss side Basel.

On every previous occasion Sevilla have reached the quarter-final stage they have gone on to lift the trophy.

Spain's third Europa League representatives Villarreal have been drawn against Czech club Sparta Prague.

Villarreal defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 on aggregate in the last 16, while Sparta secured an impressive 4-1 overall success against Lazio.

Neither team has won the competition before, although Villarreal have reached the last four on two previous occasions.

Portuguese side Braga's reward for their 4-2 aggregate victory in the last round against Fenerbahce is a last-eight tie against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Ukrainian team comfortably disposed of Anderlecht 4-1 overall in the last 16.

The two teams previously met in 2010 in the Champions League group stages, with Donetsk winning 3-0 in Portugal and 2-0 at home.

The quarter-finals will be played on April 7 and April 14.

Full draw

Athletic Bilbao (Spain) v Sevilla (Spain)
Braga (Portugal) v Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Borussia Dortmund (Germany) v Liverpool (England)
Villarreal (Spain) v Sparta Prague (Czech Republic)

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