Liverpool were drawn against Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League and according to manager Jurgen Klopp, that is the draw that he was hoping for.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Capital One Cup final on Sunday afternoon, the German seemed to be happy with the draw and said he’d told some of his backroom staff that he wanted to play Louis van Gaal’s side.

Despite the long, illustrious European histories of both clubs (Liverpool’s has yielded more success, of course) they’ve never met in a European fixture before, so history will be made at Anfield on March 10.

Whilst the fact that this tie is taking place in the Europa League and not the Champions League says a lot about the current standings of both clubs, the atmosphere at both Anfield and Old Trafford will be electric as both sides look to win the competition and secure a place in next season’s Champions League.

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