Liverpool take on Bayern Munich tonight looking to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Here are the key stats before kickoff.
A Positive Omen
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last four trips to Germany, winning two and drawing two.
Bayern are one of 12 German clubs to have faced Liverpool in Europe and the first to meet the Reds at this stage of the Champions League since Bayer Leverkusen in 2005. That season Liverpool went on to lift the trophy.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine clashes with German teams and have suffered one loss in 19 since 1977 (the 4-2 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen in 2002).
Klopp’s Familiar Foe
Jurgen Klopp has faced Bayern 31 times during his career, winning nine with five draws and 17 defeats with the encounter at Anfield last month producing the only goalless draw.
He has met Bayern more times in his management than any other opponent.
Penalties & Away Goals
The Reds have won three of their four penalty shootouts in Europe while in all competitions they have won 14 and lost 4.
Liverpool have progressed five times on away goals in European history, with three of those coming when they have played the away leg second.
They last won on the ruling in 2007 when they eliminated Barcelona.
A Mixed History With Bayern
He has made nine career appearances against Bayern, scoring once.
Joel Matip scored his first goal for Schalke against Bayern on his debut for the club at the Allianz Arena in a 1-1 draw in November 2009.
He has never been on the winning against Bayern in 15 meetings.
He also faced the German champions in the following season as City won 3-2 at home but lost 1-0 away.
A yellow card for Andy Robertson in this game would see him miss the first leg of the quarter-final should Liverpool progress.
The referee for this game is Daniele Orsato (Italy).
He has taken charge of Liverpool twice before—both last season, with the Reds beating Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield in the playoff tie and Porto 5-0 away from home in the Round of 16, first leg.
He officiated in Bayern’s 5-1 group game earlier this season.
This Season’s Scorers
Bayern: Lewandowski (29), Gnabry (9), Muller (7), Goretzka (6), Coman (5), Ribery (5), Robben (5), Rodriguez (4), Alcantara (3), Javi Martinez (3), Alaba (2), Kimmich (2), own goals (2), Hummels (1), Rafinha (1), Renato Sanches (1), Sule (1), Tolisso (1), Wagner (1)
Liverpool: Salah (20), Mane (17), Firmino (13), Milner (5), Shaqiri (6), Sturridge (4), Origi (3), Van Dijk (3), Wijnaldum (2), own goals (2), Alexander-Arnold (1), Fabinho (1), Lovren (1), Matip (1)
* All statistics courtesy of Liverpool statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).