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Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund: Match Preview, Team News, and Ways to Watch

The second leg of the Europa League quarterfinal kicks off on Thursday when Liverpool take their away goal advantage back to Anfield to face Dortmund once again.

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Liverpool take a slim away goal advantage back with them to Anfield against Dortmund in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals. Last week, the two teams drew a tense game 1-1, a scoreline most Liverpool fans would have taken eagerly beforehand but that by the end many felt didn't do justice to just how well the Reds had played.

With an eye on the second leg, over the weekend Jürgen Klopp fielded a much changed team against Stoke than the one that played in Germany. Both starting centerbacks, Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho, were rested, as was Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho, and first leg goalscorer Divock Origi. It's likely we'll see most, if not all, of those players start on Thursday, along with Emre Can, who was serving a domestic ban on Sunday.

Lucas Leiva has also recovered from his injury, though Thursday may be too early for him to start. Joe Allen has done well in his absence, and Klopp could choose to go with the Welshman while Lucas continues to work towards match fitness. The real question will be whether Divock Origi or Daniel Sturridge makes the starting XI, though both will undoubtedly feature at some point, and it's even possible Klopp surprises everybody by starting both.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Dortmund drew another game away to Schalke 04, this time 2-2. The last time they drew two games in a row in all competitions was all the way back in September, so they'll likely be looking to reinvigorate the end of their season with a victory at Anfield. Neven Subotic remains out for Dortmund for Thursday.

For Liverpool:

Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno
Milner, Can, Allen
Lallana, Origi, Coutinho

The most likely scenario for Liverpool sees Joe Allen keep his place for at least one more game. Roberto Firmino is also an option, but having just returned from his own injury there's a decent chance Klopp keeps him in reserve in case a change is needed in the second half. Jon Flanagan, who might otherwise be in contention, is unable to play in Europa League games. Christian Benteke is still injured.

Kickoff is set for 8:05PM BST/3:05PM EST, with radio coverage for  LFCTV GO online subscribers around the globe. Televised options include BT Sport Europe in the UK and Fox Sports 1 in the US. Elsewhere, it will also be showing on BeIN Sports Australia in Australia, TSN1 and TSN4 in Canada, TEN Action in India, Supersport 3 Africa in Kenya, and Astro Supersport3 in Malaysia. You can find other listings at LiveSoccerTV.

We'll be keeping you updated with all the buildup to the game, including team news as it's released, our live matchday thread and post-match recaps from The Liverpool Offside team. If you want to join in with the matchday discussion, sign up for an SB Nation account to have your say on the game as it happens.

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