Nyon - Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool earned a Europa League semi-final against
Villarreal from their heroic comeback against his former side Borussia
Defending champions Sevilla face Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk in the second semi-final drawn Friday.
Liverpool, who hit back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to beat Borussia 4-3
and progress into the semis 5-4 on aggregate, have never played
Sevilla ousted fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao on penalties in
Thursday's quarter-final in their bid to win a third consecutive Europa
The final is set for Basel, Switzerland, on May 18. The winners will get a place in next season's Champions League group stages.
Liverpool are the only unbeaten side left in the competition, and
goals from centre-backs Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren completed one of
the great Anfield comebacks against Dortmund.
The first leg will be played in Villarreal on April 28, with The
Yellow Submarine heading to Merseyside for the return leg on May 5.
The Spanish outfit, currently fourth in La Liga, are looking to reach
their maiden major European final, after Europa League last-four
defeats in 2004 and 2011 and a Champions League semi-final loss in 2006.
In stark contrast, Liverpool are attempting to win their ninth major
continental trophy, and in the process, draw level with Sevilla as the
competition's record four-time winners.
Sevilla's quartet of titles have all come in the last decade, with
victory against Espanyol in 2007 making them just the second club after
Real Madrid to win the competition in successive years.
They backed that performance up by repeating the feat 11 months ago
against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and now they have another Ukrainian
outfit in Shakhtar standing in their way.
The first leg will be played in Seville, before 2009 champions
Shakhtar host the second game in Lviv. The country's civil war has
forced them to play away from their home city.