Jurgen Klopp is convinced Bayern Munich president Matthias Sammer will seek the wisdom of Pep Guardiola after the Bavarians were drawn against Barcelona in the semifinals of the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund has been handed a Spanish test of its very own after being paired with Real Madrid in the last four of the competition.
But with Guardiola set to take over from Jupp Heynckes at the Allianz Arena during the summer, Klopp gave his thoughts on the test facing FCB and is adamant Sammer will look to use any advantage possible to advance to the final at Wembley in May.
"I would bet my life that Sammer and Guardiola will talk very well. But it does not matter because Guardiola cannot play on the pitch," Klopp told reporters after the draw.
And after an intense week of pre-draw speculation, Klopp admitted he was glad the suspense was finally over.
"I am delighted it is now clear who we will meet, now football can be played!" he continued.
BVB president Michael Zorc believes his side will still go into the clash with Madrid as an underdog - despite defeating the reigning Liga champion in the group stages of the competition.
"It's a good draw, both pairings are optimal for European football. We will be slight underdogs, but we have already beaten them this season," he told the club's official website. "We earned a lot of respect from those two games and the only shame is we don't play away from home first."
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