Thursday’s narrow 1-0 win over FC Augsburg was enough to see the Reds progress to the next round, with James Milner‘s early penalty the only goal in the two-legged tie.
Given the strength of teams left in the competition, there was always a good chance that Jurgen Klopp and his side would come up against stern opposition, and that is exactly what has happened.
You could virtually have scripted the Reds drawing the Red Devils, and they promise to be two typically feisty affairs. Forget their current woes, this will be a tough one.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the draw:
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) February 26, 2016
Great Europa League draw for LFC, if we win happy days if we lose LVG will probably stay!!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 26, 2016
Get the feeling the cheap #EuropaLeague tickets will halt for that LFC v MUFC fixture.
— Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) February 26, 2016
Insert joke about Liverpool/Manchester being a foreign country anyway.
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) February 26, 2016
Liverpool v Manchester United in Europe
That's quite something, wow!
— LFCTS (@LFCTS) February 26, 2016
— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) February 26, 2016
#LFC face Man Utd for the first time in European Competition. Anfield hosts the first leg on 10 March. Away on 17 March
— LFCZA (@LFCZA) February 26, 2016
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) February 26, 2016
Bring it on. We owe them one
— Craig Rimmer (@Craig_Rimmer) February 26, 2016
Football is beautiful. Liverpool vs Manchester United in Europe.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) February 26, 2016
United are absolutely wretched. Sadly our record against them of late is even worse than that.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) February 26, 2016
It's not fixed, y'know…
— Steven Kelly (@SteKelly198586) February 26, 2016
The Megabus prices are going through the roof lads. Might have to travel from Warrington
— mikejgirling (@mikejgirling) February 26, 2016
— Simon Collings (@simoncollings82) February 26, 2016
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