Jurgen Klopp can expect warm Dortmund welcome but will want to win, warns Thomas Tuchel

Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel believes Jurgen Klopp will receive a warm welcome - but says the Liverpool boss won't go easy on his old club.

Klopp will return to Signal Iduna Park, where he spent seven years in charge, for the first time as a manager when the Reds take on the Bundesliga side in Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel says Thursday's game with Liverpool will be a special occasion for former manager Jurgen Klopp

Tuchel expects nothing other than a good reception for the man who won two Bundesliga championships - but is sure he will be gunning for victory.

"Anything else but a warm welcome will be a big surprise - he deserves it," Tuchel said of his predecessor.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel looks on during the Borussia Dortmund press conference
Image: Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel is looking forward to welcoming Jurgen Klopp back to the club

"He did a great job over the years here and I am 100 per cent sure that nobody forgot this time, or forgets about him. It's not necessary to forget it and put it aside.

"I think it'll be a very, very warm welcome.

"But I will just say, I know Jurgen and he is a very competitive guy and a very competitive coach. He is one of the most competitive guys I know.

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"But, the moment the whistle blows he wants to win and is eager to win. We are as well."

While it may be Klopp's first return in an official capacity to Dortmund, Tuchel revealed that it certainly is not the first time he's seen the former boss since his departure last year.

"For me, it's not the first time that I welcome Jurgen back to his former club. It's the sixth time for me, so it's kind of like a routine between us."

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