Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho hopes Borussia Dortmund feel like uncomfortable dinner guests

Mamadou Sakho

Sakho makes a bit of a bizarre comparison ahead of tonight's Europa League quarter-final second leg.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has compared playing away from home in Europe to having dinner at another person's house. 

Sakho was suggesting that it can be uncomfortable at times and he hopes that Anfield is an uncomfortable experience for Borussia Dortmund this evening as they contest the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

He told the official Liverpool website: "I think it’s like when you go to eat at your friend’s house and you don’t feel the same as when you eat in your proper place! It’s a different feeling.

"It’s normal for them to feel different, it’s our stadium, our place, and we will feel more confidence because we know the stadium better than that."

An odd comparison, maybe, but Liverpool fans would undoubtedly like to create an atmosphere a little more hostile than they would typically for dinner guests, though you can get the angle that sides don't feel as a comfortable playing away from home in Europe. 

The tie is finely balanced at 1-1, and small margins could be the difference between who books their place in the last eight and whose European campaign ends this evening.

Divock Origi's strike from the first leg gives Liverpool the ever so slender advantage of an away goal, so if the Reds manage to keep a clean sheet tonight then they will book their place in the last four. 

That will require a defensive effort from both Sakho and central defensive partner Dejan Lovren that was better than their excellent showing a week ago in the Westfalenstadion.

Like many of the other interviews given this week from the club, Sakho is saying Liverpool's crowd can be the 12th man this evening and try and push them on to a place in the semi-finals. 

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