By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Liverpool and Manchester United will go face to face in the last 16 of the Europa League in a mouthwatering showdown – and Twitter immediately went into meltdown.

The Premier League giants will meet for the first time in a European tie in a match that was immediately billed as a ‘Battle of Britain’ clash.

The other Premier League team still involved in the competition, Tottenham, have been drawn against German side Borussia Dortmund.

The games will be played on Thursday, 10 and 17 March, while the winners of the tournament qualify for next season’s Champions League.

It is fair to say that it attracted rather more reaction than the standard Europa League last 16 draw:

United, who have never won the tournament, beat Midtjylland 6-3 on aggregate, with Marcus Rashford scoring twice on his debut as United won the second leg 5-1 on Thursday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool beat Augsburg 1-0 on aggregate with James Milner scoring the only goal of the tie on Thursday. The Reds won the old Uefa Cup three times, in 1973, 1976 and 2001.

What is the full draw?
• Liverpool v Manchester United
• Fenerbahce v Braga
• Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham
• Shakhtar Donetsk v Anderlecht
• FC Basel v Sevilla
• Villarreal v Bayer Leverkusen
• Athletic Bilbao v Valencia
• Sparta Prague v Lazio