Emre Can does not believe Borussia Dortmund should be considered favourites against Liverpool in the Europa League.
Dortmund take on the Reds in the Europa League quarter-finals and are favourites according to the bookmakers.
Can revealed that both sides have an equal chance at progressing to the semi-final stage of the competition.
“With us also. It will indeed be a very special game. In Germany Dortmund is certainly regarded as a favorite, I can imagine. But I think: The odds are fifty-fifty. I know how good our team is,” Can told the Frankfurter Rundschau.
Dortmund will of course be familiar to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp who was in charge of the club before being appointed Liverpool manager.
Klopp won two Bundesliga titles in command of Dortmund and also reached the Champions League final.
Can played in Germany for Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich before joining Liverpool and knows his Europa League opponents well.
The young midfielder is currently on international duty with Germany and is likely to feature against England today at the Berlin Olympic stadium.