LIVERPOOL - Klopp: "They have to come to Anfield"

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Villarreal's wild celebrations in their first-leg victory provides no motivation for his side.

The German's friend and former room-mate, David Wagner, spoke about his habit earlier this year revealing that the 48-year-old smoked during his playing days.

"In this most extraordinary of seasons the families of the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at Hillsborough, along with those who survived, have made the most remarkable achievement", it read. They have to come to Anfield. The response to trailing 3-1 at home to Dortmund with 33 minutes remaining of the quarter-final, he insists, confirms Liverpool will be relentless in pursuit of that goal.

The only disappointment is that Mamadou Sakho, who scored one of the key goals against Dortmund, will play no further part in Liverpool's journey after the defender failed a drugs test.

Liverpool were champions on three occasions winning the trophy in 1973, 1976 and the most recent was in 2001 when they dramatically beat 5-4 Alaves after normal time. "In Europe, you can lose away", Klopp said.

"It's not that I always from now on expect wonders from us or from the crowd in hard, close games, but we have all felt how big the influence is of an outstanding atmosphere".

Last match, Daniel Sturridge was left on the bench from the start. "We are ready. All we did is to be perfectly prepared for a game like this tomorrow".

Bakambu, with nine goals to his name already in the competition this season, would have been in behind again just moments into the second half if not for Dejan Lovren's sliding challenge to cut out the danger. It's a new game and it's a big opportunity.

Germany global Can was expected to be sidelined for around four weeks after spraining ankle ligaments against Borussia Dortmund on April 14, but he returned to training this week ahead of schedule.

Following the defeat by Swansea, he told the Liverpool website: "We have to recover, which is very important, and we will play much, much better than we did on Sunday".

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