Nobody wants to talk about the Champions League right now, Jürgen Klopp least of all, but in all probability, yesterdays anemic loss to Atalanta will have done little to stop Liverpool from advancing to the knockout stages of the competition, requiring just one more win from their final two matches — or a draw in their next game — to wrap things up.
Despite facing Danish opposition in the final game of the group stage, though, the Reds will not be traveling to Denmark two weeks from now. Concerns regarding the mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the UK from Denmark have seen the two clubs co-operate with UEFA to find an alternative venue, and although nothing is official quite yet, it appears that Signal Iduna Park will be hosting Midtjylland and Liverpool on December ninth.
Reds fans will largely remember the stadium for hosting the 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund back in 2016, the appetiser to Liverpool’s famous 4-3 comeback win at Anfield in the Europa League quarter finals, while the Reds manager will have all sorts of wild and wonderful memories from his seven years as Dortmund manager, including two Bundesliga title wins.
Changes may still take place, but Dortmund’s official site have announced the news so it would appear things are quite settled. In the end, it will matter little for the Reds where the match take place — no supporters will be allowed in the ground — as long as they get the result they require. And, if they can get the job done against Ajax next Tuesday, the result won’t even make a difference.