Former Champions League winner predicts Dortmund against Liverpool

Paul Lambert played just one season at Borussia Dortmund, but he feels he knows one factor that could go against Liverpool in the Europa League next month.

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Paul Lambert has told Sky Sports News, broadcast on March 23 at 11.45am, that Liverpool may struggle to make an impact when they travel to Germany to face the Bundesliga giants in the Europa League.

Lambert played just one season in Germany, but during the 1996-97 campaign, he won the Champions League with Dortmund before returning to Scotland to play the best days of his career at Celtic.

However, that one campaign at the club is enough for Lambert to suggest that Liverpool will struggle when they travel to the Westfalenstadion for the first leg of their Europa League last-eight tie early next month.

Lambert has indicated that the Merseyside outfit will find it difficult to contain an in-form team who are backed by supporters who make their home ground one of the most atmospheric stadiums in European football, something he believes will be intensified given the return of former manager Jurgen Klopp.


Lambert said: "The Westfalenstadion is one of the best atmospheres that I have ever played in. It's absolutely unbelievable. The crowd with him going back will be brilliant.

"If you are asking me who I think will win, I think Dortmund. It is very, very difficult for a team to go and get a result there. It's right on top of you and "The Wall" is very hard to defend when they are trying to suck the ball into your net.

"Thomas Tuchel has done fabulous for them. He has got them going again. If it wasn't for Bayern Munich, they would be winning the league."

Dortmund made light work of Premier League opposition at the last-16 stage when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur.

At the Westfalenstadion, they eased to a 3-0 triumph before they completed the job at White Hart Lane to run out 5-1 winners on aggregate.

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