Borussia Dortmund inspire Liverpool stars

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A contingent of Liverpool players made the trip to Spain on Tuesday night to see the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

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Borussia Dortmund’s impressive Westfalenstadion with 25,000 standing ‘Kop’, the Südtribüne.

Dortmund made the final, where they will meet fellow German Bundesliga side Bayern Muncih, despite going down 2-0 in the Bernebeu this week. They won the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men will meet the Bavarians at Wembley on May 25th (exactly 8 years after Istanbul) and have won much praise this season for their impressive economic squad building and sintilating style of play.

Stewart Downing revealed to the Liverpool Echo how some of the squad went over for the fixture to celebrate Jamie Carragher’s final few games for the club before he retires.

He said, “The manager allowed us to go over there and we were all in a box at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

“It was the first time I’ve been there and it’s an amazing stadium. The atmosphere towards the end, after Real scored those two late goals, was brilliant.

“Nuri Sahin joined us in the box after and brought a few of the Dortmund players with him. They were obviously delighted about getting through.

“It was a good trip but since we got back the focus has been solely on Everton.”

The Dortmund team that beat Madrid 4-0 in the first leg at the Westfalenstadion cost less than the one transfer fee Liverpool recently paid for Andy Carroll, now on loan at West Ham.

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