‘We’re here to attack!’ – Dortmund boss sends rallying cry for Liverpool clash

first_imgThomas Tuchel has made it clear that Borussia Dortmund have travelled to Anfield for victory, when they take on Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday.The Germans are at a slight disadvantage heading into the second leg tie on Merseyside, with Divock Origi netting a vital away goal at the Westfalenstadion.However, few have written the Bundesliga giants off, as Tuchel can arguably call upon the strongest group of players in the Europa League.The 42-year-old believes his players may have been affected by the intense atmosphere in Dortmund last week, with Jurgen Klopp’s return to the Westfalenstadion, and he has insisted his team will attack from the off this time round.“There was a special situation with Jurgen coming home and you can’t deny the energy this gives to you or takes away from you,” said Tuchel.“The overall circumstances are different. Perhaps the players were inhibited in the first leg but going into the second leg it will be different.“We know what we have to achieve: to score. We are here to attack and here to take risks.“We don’t want to score one, we want two or even more. We want to see what is possible in terms of our potential.”With Liverpool 90 minutes away from another European semi-final, it is expected that Anfield will transform for the night, building an intense atmosphere which will push the Reds on to victory.However, Tuchel is not scared of the impending game, claiming that he and his players are relishing the opportunity to play at Liverpool’s famous ground.“It is the first time I have been here but everyone knows about the Kop, the history and the red kits,” the German added.“It is difficult to describe exactly how I feel. I think back to when I was a kid and there were a handful of shirts you knew about and one of those was Liverpool’s.“The game will be watched by millions and we need a special approach and special performance tomorrow. We are ready.” 1 Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel last_img

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