Manchester United draw Liverpool in Europa League
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Liverpool will face rivals Manchester United in the Europa League last 16, while Tottenham have been drawn against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
The games will be played on Thursday, 10 and 17 March.
Liverpool's home leg will kick-off at 20:05 GMT with the second game at Old Trafford starting at 18:00 GMT.
Valencia, managed by Gary Neville, face fellow Spanish side Athletic Bilbao, while Sevilla - the winners of the last two Europa League titles - play Basel.
The Swiss side's St Jakob-Park ground will host the final.
The winners of the tournament qualify for next season's Champions League.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: "You can ask my staff but when they asked me yesterday who I wanted, I said 'Man United'.
"I think we have to clear something. We had a good game when we lost 1-0 (in the Premier League in January) but it was not what we deserved.
"It gives us a chance to make it better and that is what we will try to do."
United, who have never won the tournament, beat FC Midtjylland 6-3 on aggregate with Marcus Rashford scoring twice on his debut as United won the second leg 5-1.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool beat Augsburg 1-0 on aggregate with James Milner scoring the only goal of the tie on Thursday. The Reds won the old Uefa Cup three times, in 1973, 1976 and 2001.
It will be the first time United and Liverpool have faced each other in European competition.
The last all-English match in the Uefa Cup or Europa League was Liverpool v Tottenham in April 1973.
Spurs, who beat Fiorentina 3-0 on Thursday to seal their tie 4-1 on aggregate, won the 1972 and 1984 Uefa Cups.
Sevilla - who have won the tournament a record four times - are bidding to become the first side to win it three years in a row.
Europa League round of 16 draw
Shakhtar Donetsk v Anderlecht
Basel v Sevilla
Villarreal v Bayer Leverkusen
Athletic Bilbao v Valencia
Liverpool v Manchester United
Sparta Prague v Lazio
Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham
Fenerbahce v Braga
They draw Dortmund, while United and Liverpool both get rubbish teams.
The BBC will already be working themselves into a HYS frenzy for the Clash of the Has-Beens.
"Really hope we lose to united so they keep LVG for another season and win nothing next year as well."
Liverpool ambitions as high as ever I see.
On another note, quite a few of you really need to grow up. It's football, it's nothing important.
If we see ourselves in the Champions League next season then these are the teams we have to play. What a draw should be great for the neutral!
As for Utd v Liverpool: Two teams not at their peak anymore but both are FAR bigger than any other club in the Europa and capable of going all the way.
Only diddy clubs play in on Thursday while the big boys play in the Champions [and all their friends] League, they told the rest of us
Why are they crowing about it now?