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Summary

  1. Klopp's return to Dortmund ends in draw
  2. Liverpool score away goal through Origi
  3. Sevilla, Shakhtar & Villarreal win other first legs

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By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

It is advantage Liverpool on a night when Jurgen Klopp demonstrated why Borussia Dortmund were so sad to see him go and Liverpool are so glad they were able to bring him to Anfield.

We go again on Merseyside in a week.

Thanks for joining me this evening. Our next football offering is on Saturday, when we will bring you the action from seven Premier League games. Join us then.

'We are not frightened'

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel: "In a quarter-final it can be that you don’t deserve to win and that was the case.

"This was exactly what we expected from Liverpool. But we expected ourselves to be better, freer in our passing and with a better rhythm.

"We are able to score away goals as well. We are not frightened and we are not too disappointed. Tonight was not our top performance and to win you need a top performance. 

"We have been to a lot of places and scored and won. It’s half-time and the players are confident. We are looking forward to the game at Anfield."

'We need to do even better at Anfield'

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren on BT Sport: "We know it would be a tough game. They kept the ball really well. We had a couple of chances to kill them but it is a good result for us. We need to do even better at Anfield. I am satsfied for today.

"It was a great job from everyone today. We had great discipline in defence with all 11 players."

Liverpool goal-scorer Divock Origi: "Today was a big game. At a big club you have responsibilities. Everybody tried to help me so I am happy to score.

"It is a huge boost for us to produce a performance like this. It is promising for the next game."

Tonight's results

Sevilla players at full-time
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Here is how tonight's other Europa League quarter-final first legs ended tonight:

Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Sevilla

Sporting Braga 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

Villarreal 2-1 Sparta Prague

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Another reason for Liverpool to be confident...

Dortmund have been eliminated on five of the six occasions they’ve drawn the first leg of a European tie at home, progressing only in the 1993/94 UEFA Cup in a first round tie with Alania Vladikavkaz, drawing 0-0 in the first leg before winning the second leg 1-0.    

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Charlie Smith: Can we get some more appreciation for Clyne please. Such a top player, consistent and hardworking! Manager's dream.

lfcway: Solid performance. Good result. Next week will be tough but there's hope.  

Sarah Taylor: That's a good job well done lads! Onwards & upwards at Anfield.

'People thought we would lose 4-0'

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Jurgen Klopp
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More from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "Dortmund is a pretty good side and everyone could see that but we had our moments and we could have won the game.

"I’m pretty sure a lot of people thought we would lose 2, 3 or 4-0. But at some moments we had Dortmund and around our goal we were brilliant. 

"We are not that far on our way like they are and we cannot at the moment play like they play, but we can defend and score goals so we can win."

On the performance of goalscorer Divock Origi: "Divock was made for this game with the space he can make and how he can hold the ball."

On his own reception from the Dortmund fans: “It was nice. A lot of people spoke about it but when I came onto the pitch it was respectful applause and that’s nice. That’s how it should be.”

'It's really bad news'

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Jordan Henderson
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Jordan Henderson: "It’s a disappointment about Jordan. He has a knee injury and that’s not too good – it’s really bad news. He will have a scan tomorrow."

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"This tie is a long way from over because Dortmund have most definitely got a goal in them. It is knife-edge stuff."

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Ashley Wilkinson: Would have snapped your hand off for an away goal ahead of it. One set piece aside, excellent game management from #lfc.

Richard Fairlamb: Sakho and Lovren were brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!  

SteveF: Klopp becomes Mourinho.

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Jurgen Klopp has just confirmed that Jordan Henderson will undergo a scan on the knee injury that caused him to be substituted at half-time tonight.

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Backs to the Yellow Wall. Klopp (bottom right) celebrates an important result against his old team. #bbcfootball

Backs to the Yellow Wall. Klopp (bottom right) celebrates an important result against his old team. #bbcfootball

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Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Europa League this season and also preserve their record of having not conceded more than once in any of their matches.

Excellent work.

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Excellent result for Liverpool and a terrific performance. Klopp is slowly, but most certainly, transforming this Liverpool side.

Advantage Liverpool

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

11 - Liverpool have progressed from 11 of their last 12 European ties in which they’ve drawn the first leg away from home. Confident.

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Klopp receives a huge roar from the Dortmund fans as he takes to the field to give a few waves and clap the home crowd.

Lot of love for Jurgen in these parts.

FULL-TIME

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Jurgen Klopp at full-time
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Liverpool do have the advantage. Jurgen Klopp has master-minded a draw on his old stomping ground. Divock Origi's away goal is priceless but the defence can take the plaudits.

They don't often get much credit, but Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho did a sterling job.

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Both sets of fans sang You'll Never Walk Alone before kick-off. It is only those in red singing it now. This has been a very disciplined, professional display and it looks like it will give them the advantage to take back to Anfield.

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Dortmund continue to look for openings - a bit more frantically now than 15 minutes ago - but the Liverpool defence is holding strong.

To make the Reds' job easier, Sokratis gives away a free-kick on half-way for a shirt-pull on Philippe Coutinho.

Two minutes added.

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It is the Liverpool fans singing. They are desperate for their team to get over the line with at least a draw. They only have a few more minutes to see out.

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge's first real involvement sees him show some neat footwork on the edge of the box in pursuit of an opening, but he is finally beaten by a sliding tackle that ends a promising attack. Into the last five minutes.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Divock Origi is substituted
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Divock Origi's hard work is over. He has done a good job for his team, not least of all with the away goal. On comes Daniel Sturridge to provide a fresh pair of legs in attack.

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A moment of panic in the Liverpool box as Marcel Schmelzer's low cross deflects into space off a Reds defender. But they are able to react quickest to hammer the ball clear.

YELLOW CARD

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Sokratis Papastathopoulos is shown a yellow card
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But that is a yellow as Sokratis (I'm going with the name on his shirt!) sends Origi to the turf with a late tackle.

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Alberto Moreno isn't taking prisoners. He dives in recklessly - both legs off the ground - on Christian Pulisic near the Dortmund byeline. It is a foul but somehow not a booking according to the ref.

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Jurgen Klopp instructs
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"It's very much on a knife edge. Jurgen Klopp would have taken this all day long though."

SUBSTITUTION

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Liverpool respond with a change of their own as Adam Lallana - on a booking remember - is replaced by Roberto Firmino.

SUBSTITUTION

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Dortmund had to do something. Sven Bender is replaced by Sokratis Papastathopoulos (thanks for that one Thomas!) and Christian Pulisic is on for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who hasn't done much to be fair.

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Dortmund free-kick. 25 yards from goal. Gonzalo Castro chips it in and Dejan Lovren heads clear. 15 minutes to go.

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

While Dortmund are dominating possession, they are not being allowed to test Simon Mignolet as much as they would like. That is testimony to the organisation and work-rate of the away side.

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Divock Origi struggles to hold on to possession
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Divock Origi has a thankless task on his hands now. His role is to provide respite for a defence that is facing wave after wave of Dortmund attacks. He needs support, though, otherwise every alley he runs down is a blind one.

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Divock Origi controls the ball
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"Because Dortmund have started to pour forward, Liverpool need to be more circumspect. If the ball's not on, don't play it. Just retain the ball!"

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Too easy for Dortmund. Liverpool have a chance to apply some pressure but Hummels gets in ahead of Clyne and produces a neat flick to take the ball away from danger. Class.

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Jurgen Klopp instructs
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"I'm sure Jurgen Klopp must be thinking about a change. Philippe Coutinho has disappeared off the face of the earth in this game."

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

Mamdou Sakho does an important job for Liverpool with a block to prevent Marco Reus collecting his own chip forward. This all came following a glorious pass from centre-back Mats Hummels with the outside of his boot that found Gonzalo Castro. Liverpool have their mentality set on "contain".

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool

It is all Dortmund now. They attack down the right and it takes a combination of Dejan Lovren's upward header and Simon Mignolet's punch to clear the ball from danger following a curling cross.

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Mats Hummels scores
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Matthew Williams: Inevitable things in life. Death, Taxes and Liverpool conceding from a corner.  

Merseyside Gladiator: Can't remember the last time LFC scored from a corner?"   

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Marco Reus hits a free kick
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Marco Reus curls the free-kick over the wall but he cannot beat Simon Mignolet, who dives to his right and saves low down.

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This is dangerous. Dejan Lovren fouls Marcel Schmelzer right on the edge of his own box.