Liverpool destined for defeat at Dortmund in Charlie's prediction
Last Updated: 06/04/16 7:57pm
Charlie Nicholas provides us with his prediction for Liverpool's Europa League quarter-final first leg tie at Borussia Dortmund.
It is sure to be an emotionally-charged affair at the Westfalenstadion on Thursday with Jurgen Klopp returning to his old side, and Nicholas believes the occasion will prove too tough for Liverpool.
Here's who Charlie is backing for the first leg in his Sky Bet tips...
Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool (Thursday, 8.05pm)
There's no doubt Jurgen Klopp would love to go back and show just what he's done with this Liverpool side but I see a lot of similarities between this tie and Manchester City's.
Dortmund have bags of pace, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in particular, and I just think they'll be able to punish the mistakes that Liverpool make at the back and for that reason I think Klopp's men simply have to score to have any chance of progressing.
The one hope I do give them is that Anfield is a really special place on European nights, but so is Westfalenstadion and it's going to be a big ask for them to leave with the tie still alive.
Charlie predicts: 2-0 and Aubameyang to score first (18/1 with Sky Bet)