Liverpool to play Bayern Munich in Champions League last-16

17 December 2018


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Liverpool have been drawn against German giants Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League.


The Reds will play the first leg at Anfield on February 19, with the second leg at the Allianz Arena on March 13.

Liverpool made it to the knockout stages by finishing second in their group after beating Napoli on the final matchday last week.

Asked then for his opinion on who the Reds could face in the last-16, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked “I don’t care, we will have an outstandingly strong opponent [either way].

“When do we restart Champions League? February? Until then we have around 30 games! So hopefully we are all healthy!”

Indeed, Liverpool have a minimum of 10 domestic fixtures before the first leg, depending on progress in the FA Cup.

So it’s focus on the Premier League for now, where the Reds sit top of the table.

MADRID, SPAIN - Wednesday, April 25, 2012: FC Bayern Munchen's players celebrate during the penalty shoot out against Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. L-R: Luiz Gustavo, captain Philipp Lahm, Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, Holger Badstuber, David Alaba, Mario Gomez, Toni Kroos. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In Bundesliga, Bayern are struggling with new manager Niko Kovac under pressure as they are third, nine points off the top.

In the Champions League, the Germans, finished top of their group ahead of Ajax, unbeaten in their group.

Liverpool last faced Bayern in European competition in the 2001 Super Cup final, but more recently played at the Allianz Arena in pre-season in 2017.

 

Full last-16 draw:

  • Schalke vs. Man City
  • Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus
  • Man United vs. PSG
  • Tottenham vs. Dortmund
  • Lyon vs. Barcelona
  • Roma vs. Porto
  • Ajax vs. Real Madrid
  • Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich

We’ll have more reaction to the draw throughout the day.

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