Emre Can has warned Borussia Dortmund not to underestimate Liverpool considering they play their best football against big teams.
Can believes that the Reds reserve their best performances against the strongest opposition – in the Premier League anyway. The 22-year-old cited games against reigning champions Chelsea – not exactly the toughest team to beat this season – and struggling Manchester City as his prime example.
“I think we’ve performed well in the big games against big teams, for example against [Manchester] City and Chelsea we’ve played very well,” Can was quoted as saying in the Express.
“And that’s what we want to do on Thursday as well [though] it will be a different game to the Premier League.”
Liverpool have already face German opposition in the Europa League this season facing Augsburg in the group stages.
The Reds will have to be at their best to beat Dortmund who are unbeaten under the stewardship of Thomas Tuchel since the end of December.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will however, know Dortmund and most of the players inside out having coached the Bundesliga giants before joining mid-way through the half way of the season.