Liverpool's James Milner has sights set on final after progressing to last eight of Europa League

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Liverpool are into the quarter-finals of the Europa League as they continue their quest for their fourth UEFA Cup triumph.

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner has his sights set on reaching the Europa League final after the Reds made it through to the quarter-finals of the competition.

The Reds drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford - progressing 3-1 on aggregate - and are now four games away from reaching the final in Basel in May. 

He told the official Liverpool website after the game: “There are a lot of good teams in there; you don’t get to this stage of the competition without being a top side. It would be nice to get to another final.

“Everyone is in this dressing room to win trophies and that’s what the club is used to doing. We need to get ourselves in a position to do that.

“Hopefully we can kick on, keep grinding out the results, get through the next round and then you’re definitely getting very close.”

Liverpool certainly did very well to respond to Anthony Martial's penalty at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal's side briefly threatened to get back into the tie at Old Trafford. 

Philippe Coutinho's terrific goal right on the stroke of half-time stopped any momentum United may have had in its tracks, effectively killing the tie, and allowed Liverpool to be relatively relaxed in the second period. 

There are still a couple of teams in there who could pose a real threat to the Reds' chances of making it all the way to Basel. Holders Sevilla still loom large while Borussia Dortmund remain the favourites as they brushed aside Tottenham over two legs.

But a win over fierce rivals in this competition has certainly put the wind in Liverpool's sails, and whoever they come up against, they are not going to give their opponents an easy task.

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