Joao Teixeira sends Liverpool team-mates message

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Joao Teixeira offers his support to Liverpool ahead of meeting the German giants.

Joao Teixeira has taken to Twitter to send his Liverpool team-mates a message of support ahead of tonight's Europa League visit of Borussia Dortmund.

The Reds have a good chance to progress into the semi-finals of the competition after Divock Origi netted a potentially decisive away goal in last week's 1-1 draw at Signal Iduna Park.

Knocking out Dortmund - who were big outright favourites to win the competition prior to the first leg - could go a long way for Liverpool's hopes of winning the tournament.

The 23-year-old midfielder is unlikely to play a role, given that his last outing came with an 11-minute cameo in the last-32 second leg at home to Augsburg, but Teixeira will be there in spirit it seems.

Liverpool might be slender favourites to advance, but Thomas Tuchel's side, armed with the likes of Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, simply cannot be ruled out.

The German giants smashed Tottenham - who sit 17 points clear of Liverpool in the Premier League - 5-1 in the previous round, winning 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the return leg.

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