Liverpool in prime position against Dortmund after away draw

Liverpool in prime position against Dortmund after away draw
The Reds avoided defeat at Signal Iduna Park on Thursday night and have won 11 of their last 12 European ties that have started with a draw in the away leg
Liverpool's recent history in European competition suggests that they are in a strong position to reach the Europa League semi-finals after drawing with Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Mats Hummels pegged back the Reds at Signal Iduna Park after Divock Origi had opened the scoring but Jurgen Klopp can consider the tie a good result.

That is because Liverpool have progressed in 11 of the last 12 European ties which they have started with an away draw, with the only exception to the rule coming back in 2002-03.

On that occasion, they suffered a shock 2-0 defeat by Celtic at Anfield in the Uefa Cup, having drawn 1-1 in Scotland.

Additionally, Dortmund have been eliminated on five of the six occasions they have drawn the first leg of a European tie at home, beating only Alania Vladikavkaz in the 1993-94 Uefa Cup.