Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his teams first goal during the UEFA Champions League match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. Picture date 24th October 2018. Picture credit should read: Matt McNulty/Sportimage

Liverpool’s penalty record, away goals history and a positive omen at Bayern Munich

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.

In the last three seasons Liverpool have faced German clubs they have won the tie and gone on to reach the final (2005 Champions League, 2016 Europa League and last season’s Champions League).

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp tells the Liverpool supporters to calm down during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Bayern München at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2005: Liverpool players embrace to watch the penalty shoot-out against AC Milan during the UEFA Champions League Final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds have won three of their four penalty shootouts in Europe while in all competitions they have won 14 and lost 4.

They were last involved in a shootout in 2016, losing to Man City in the League Cup final.

Bayern have won five of their six European penalty shootouts with their only loss coming in the 2012 Champions League against Chelsea on their own ground.

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

10.12.2011, easy Credit Stadion, Nuernberg, GER, 1.FBL, 1. FC Nürnberg/ Nuernberg vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, im Bild:Timmy Simons (Nuernberg #2) im Zweikampf mit Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim #22). // during the Match GER, 1.FBL, 1. FC Nürnberg/ Nuernberg vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on 2011/12/10, easy Credit Stadion, Nuernberg, Germany..EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Will..***** ATTENTION - OUT OF GER, CRO *****

Only Roberto Firmino has featured in all 35 of Jurgen Klopp‘s European games in charge of the Reds.

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.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Manchester City's James Milner in action against Bayern Munich's Rafinha during the UEFA Champions League Group D match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Milner played for Man City against Bayern in this competition in both games in the 2013/14 group stage, scoring the winner in Munich as City came from two down to win 3-2.

He also faced the German champions in the following season as City won 3-2 at home but lost 1-0 away.

Daniel Sturridge was an unused substitute when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on the Germans’ home pitch to lift the 2012 Champions League for the only time.


Suspension Risk

PARIS, FRANCE - Wednesday, November 28, 2018: Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (L) argues with Liverpool's Andy Robertson after a penalty is awarded during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool FC at Parc des Princes. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A yellow card for Andy Robertson in this game would see him miss the first leg of the quarter-final should Liverpool progress.


Tonight’s Referee

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 23, 2017: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Sandro Wagner is shown a yellow card by referee Daniele Orsato for a foul on Liverpool's Sadio Mane during the UEFA Champions League Play-Off 2nd Leg match between Liverpool and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane kneels to pray as he celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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).