Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool club must look beyond a flurry of off-field events to focus on Europa League opponent Villareal in the first leg of their semi-final.
A first-half flurry from Liverpool blew Hoffenheim away and made sure the Reds reached the Champions League group stage. Hoffenheim will have to content themselves with the Europa League.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Champions League hopes were dealt a severe blow by Liverpool on Tuesday night, but Julian Nagelsmann's reputation emerged unscathed after his first big test on the international stage.
The team that finished fourth in the Premier League looked on a different plane to their Bundesliga equivalents on Wednesday. But Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp saw encouraging signs for Hoffenheim.
Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool, one of Europe's most decorated sides, travel to his native Germany to face Champions League debutants Hoffenheim on Tuesday. But the historical chasm between the two will count for little.
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