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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says a passionate Anfield crowd for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund is better than an away goal.
The Reds drew 1-1 in the first leg in Germany last week.
“We’ve been presented with a great chance,” said ex-Dortmund boss Klopp.
“We certainly won’t be flying a white flag. We’re aware of Dortmund’s quality. They can play better but so can we.”
He said: “We’ve had a few wonderful atmospheres in the Europa League – the best for sure was against Manchester United. This is the level we have to jump over.
“Having the crowd is a bigger advantage for us than having the away goal.”
Sturridge or Origi? Or both?
With Liverpool nine points off fourth place in the Premier League, winning the Europa League appears to be their best chance of securing a spot in next season’s Champions League.
Klopp must make a decision on the make-up of his attack.
“It is not about how many strikers we have on the pitch,” said Klopp.
“It is not about a formation. We have a few different possibilities to find the line-up and there is no final decision.”
Dortmund fans to pay Hillsborough tribute
Dortmund drew 2-2 at Schalke on Sunday and are seven points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with five games remaining.
Boss Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Klopp last summer, said: “If this is pressure I love it. We want to attack and take risks.”
The Europa League tie is a day before the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, when 96 Liverpool supporters died.