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Soon to be seen at Anfield? Jurgen Klopp's wild celebrations after Dortmund beat Bayern in cup semi-final

Published 29/04/2015 | 11:20

Dortmund's headcoach Juergen Klopp celebrates after the German Cup DFB Pokal semi-final football match FC Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund in Munich
Dortmund's headcoach Juergen Klopp celebrates after the German Cup DFB Pokal semi-final football match FC Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund in Munich

Outgoing Borussia Dortmund Jurgen Klopp is famed for his wild celebrations but he was particularly effusive last night after Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich to advance to the German Cup final.

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Holders Bayern Munich slumped out of the cup 2-0 on penalties after failing to score any of their spot kicks as their hopes of repeating their 2013 treble were dashed.

Bayern, who won the Bundesliga title on Sunday, had captain Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso slip as they sent their penalties into the stands as the Munich side missed all four of their efforts after a 1-1 draw following extra time.

Dortmund, beaten finalists last season, took revenge and maintained their hopes of a Europa League spot next term through the Cup competition after a disappointing Bundesliga campaign.

"I did not expect such a game," beaming Klopp told reporters.

"I wanted us to play with more courage in the first half and I told my players that it is ok to lose here but not with this nonsense. Let's go down fighting," added Klopp, who is leaving the club at the end of the season.

Klopp has been strongly linked to Liverpool since he decided to hand in his resignation at Dortmund last month and Liverpool's failure to qualify for next season's Champions League has heaped pressure upon Brendan Rodgers.

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