‘Liverpool would have won this one’ – Reds fans bitter as Man United get ‘joke’ Europa League draw

To say Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern took the Europa League quarter-final draw badly would be an understatement, with Kopites raging when they saw Manchester United land Anderlecht in the last eight.

And to be fair, they have a point, with the same stage of the competition last season one in which the Merseysiders had to get past Dortmund – a much tougher task than the Belgians, no disrespect to them – after knocking out Man United.

Their reward in the semi-finals was Villarreal – who were flying high in La Liga at the time – before a final against Sevilla, who, when they beat Jurgen Klopp’s men in Switzerland, scooped the trophy for the third time in a row.

By the looks of it, Man United’s toughest potential opponent beyond the quarter-finals could be Lyon. Although a good side, the Ligue 1 outfit are not quite of the same calibre as Dortmund of 2015/16 with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mats Hummels and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all in Thomas Tuchel’s XI.

As we mentioned, Liverpool fans took the draw badly and here are some of the best responses on Twitter…

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