The Reds boss suffered just one defeat to the club's upcoming Europa League last 32 opponents, whom he knows in-depth, during his time in the Bundesliga
Monday, December 14, 2015
Both Hans-Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc are looking forward to the German side's Europa League last 32 clash with the Portuguese giants
Manchester United will face Midtjylland after their Champions League exit, with one opposition player particularly happy, while Jurgen Klopp returns to Germany with Liverpool
Louis van Gaal has been handed reprieve in the form of a straight-forward looking tie against Midtjylland, but the lack of glitz and glamour is a reminder of their travails
Louis van Gaal's side dropped into Europe's second tier competition following their Champions League elimination but bet365 expect them to challenge for this trophy
Louis van Gaal's side have been handed a tie against the Danish outfit, while Tottenham meet Fiorentina and Liverpool take on Augsburg
It is Barcelona again for Arsene Wenger & Co., while Jose Mourinho will be hoping it's second time lucky as Chelsea take on PSG. Here's how the internet saw the draw unfold...
Manchester United face some tricky ties in the Europa League following their early elimination from the Champions League - here are all the teams they could face...
Goal takes a look at the key stats and facts ahead of the draw for the first knockout round of Europe's secondary club competition!
Friday, December 11, 2015
The Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 are already using their own systems, which could be introduced in Europe's premier club competition
The Serie A club have blitzed their group and set new records as they await their fate in Monday's draw
There were plenty of fine performances in Thursday's Europa League ties - here's who makes the cut in our XI this week...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Teo Gutierrez celebrated his goal in Sporting's 3-1 win over Besiktas with a bizarre act, as he stole the Referees vanishing spray to mark the ground
The 43-year-old was thrilled with his side's display in the Europa League and also took time out to praise hat-trick hero Erik Lamela
Having bowed out of the Europa League on something of a high in Istanbul, the coach praised his players and tips them for a brighter future on the continent
Augsburg snuck into the last 32 into dramatic style while Krasnodar pipped Borussia Dortmund to top spot and Tottenham and Napoli were in impressive form again
The hosts came from behind to take all three points and secure their spot in the next round of the Europa League
The Turkish side drop out of the competition after defeat in Portugal with Lokomotiv Moscow also progressing from Group H
The German side needed to win by a scoreline of 3-1 or better to overtake their opponents for second place in Group L and got over the line with a dramatic last-ditch strike
Raul Bobadilla's 89th-minute header secured a last-gasp and dramatic passage to the knockout phase for the Germans, overturning their hosts' head-to-head advantage