Klopp facing potential Dortmund return as Liverpool fixture venue in doubt

Date published: Wednesday 25th November 2020 6:09

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be returning to Borussia Dortmund next month as the Reds wait to see where they will play their final Champions League game, a report says.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds are awaiting a decision on which venue will host their game away at FC Midtjylland.

The match is due to be played on December 9 but current UK Government coronavirus travel restrictions has put the trip to Denmark in jeopardy.

The source states that UEFA is aware of the situation and is in discussions with both clubs before making a final decision.

It adds that, should the game have to be played elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion is the favoured option as an alternate venue.

 

Klopp became a club legend during his seven years at the European giants, winning two Bundesliga titles and reaching the 2013 Champions League final.

The German has been back to his old stomping ground once since his departure in 2015, earning a 1-1 first-leg draw as Liverpool boss in the quarter final of the Europa League in 2016.

The Westfalenstadion is a happy place for Reds fans as it was the stadium in which their team won the 2001 UEFA Cup final.

On Wednesday night, the Premier League champions can seal a place in the knock-out stages of the Champions League with a win over Atalanta at Anfield.


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Klopp ‘can’t guarantee what outcome will be’ against Atalanta

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In his programme notes ahead of their clash against the Serie A side, Klopp remained optimistic despite having a host of players injured.

He said: “In this season, more than any other, every member of our group will play a role if we are to achieve anything.

“It has always been the case with us, but the circumstances around us in this moment makes it even more so.

“As difficult as it has been recently, it does present an amazing opportunity. We are going to need all our qualities from now until May.

“We will need to squeeze from ourselves more than we have ever done previously.

“Anfield was empty on Sunday night and will be again tonight. But against Leicester you saw players embracing the responsibility of producing something of pride and joy for their fans.

“This will be our objective again tonight. I can’t guarantee what the outcome will be, but I can promise we will give all we have until the very end.”

Liverpool will aim to keep their one hundred per cent record in this year’s competition going, having yet to concede in any of their matches so far.

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