Liverpool will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 and supporters have been giving their thoughts on an exciting draw.
They will play the first leg at Anfield on February 19, with the second leg at the Allianz Arena on March 13.
Spirits are high at Anfield at the moment, particularly after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Man United, and Liverpool will feel they can beat anyone on current form.
Bayern have great pedigree in the European Cup, however, winning it five times, including victory over Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund team in the 2013 final at Wembley.
Here’s how fans reacted to the draw on social media and our forums.
The general mood was bullish, to say the least…
Ideal draw. Last time we played Bayern…? pic.twitter.com/AsEjSGyoBH
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) December 17, 2018
What a tie. Two European giants going head to head. Can't wait. Bring on Bayern Munich, Anfield will be rocking
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) December 17, 2018
Bayern have good players, but they’re not as good a unit under Kovac. Confident
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) December 17, 2018
“Bring them on, we fear nobody!”
– sms1986 on the forums.
“Second best scenario after Porto I think.”
– This is Anfield writer Joel Rabinowitz.
Bayern Munich it is. Pretty happy with that, should be a great tie.
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) December 17, 2018
Boateng & Hummels will struggle 1vs1 vs Mane & Salah. The biggest decider will be how we play in midfield both with and without the ball. The fitness/availablity of Robben & Ribery could be key. Both aging but both hugely influential.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) December 17, 2018
“Bayern with their aging squad and their slow defenders? They will hate that draw.”
– Livvy on the forums.
Liverpool – Bayern. That looks a horrible draw…for Bayern. Two months to it, still. Plenty can happen in between but struggle to see Liverpool not going through at present.
— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) December 17, 2018
Bayern next eh? The bigger they are… The harder they fall.
They got a club nobody wanted in the draw!
If you get a chance to go to the Allianz don't pass it by, pretty damn awesome in pre-season last year!
— GaGs (@GagsTandon) December 17, 2018
Proper draw for #LFC. Bayern is a great club. Great history, tradition & beatable too.
— Simon Collings (@simoncollings82) December 17, 2018
“Bayern are struggling at the moment.We should be able to beat them easily.”
– Menghis Chivas on Facebook.
Klopp’s former Dortmund player Mats Hummels, now at Bayern, was straight on Twitter after the draw…
I ? u my former coach ?
— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) December 17, 2018
Some were desperate to get Real Madrid, though…
Wanted Real Madrid. But it’s cool. We’ll take Bayern. #LFC
— Ravi Hiranand (@ravi_hiranand) December 17, 2018
— Sulaiman! (@Mr_Benzene) December 17, 2018
“I was hoping for revenge against Real Madrid.”
– Brian Ngoni BaKeisha Kandamby on Facebook.
— Lewis Barton (@LewisBarton17) December 17, 2018
Away from Liverpool, fans couldn’t help but have a laugh at United’s expense…
Manchester United out then….
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) December 17, 2018
“You have to worry for United’s defence……”
– Show me the Mane on the forums.
— Kevo Mkale (@KevoMkale1) December 17, 2018
Man United's defence vs PSG
Champions league round of 16
Date: 12/13 Feb or 19/20 Feb
Channel: Comedy Central
— Mike (@mikec60) December 17, 2018