Jurgen Klopp is relishing the chance to play Manchester United again, as Liverpool were drawn against the red devils on the UEL last 16 draws.
The two sides will be meeting for the first time in an European competition, and will look to qualify for the quarterfinals over two legs.
The last time Liverpool faced United, they lost 1-0 at Anfield, and Klopp wants to remedy that at Europe.
“It’s great,” he told a news conference. “We deserve these games. It’s not easy. I told my staff yesterday that I wanted Manchester United.
“We had a good game [in January] and lost 1-0. It was not what we deserved.
“It gives us the chance to make it better. In this round, there are no easy games. Manchester United? Good.”
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who revealed some players were still training when they discovered the result of the draw, added: “It’s a fixture to look forward to.
“You want to get drawn against European teams but we have a derby. Two big games.”