Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes his team is “experienced enough and good enough” to progress past Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week.
Klopp’s team travels to face FC Bayern in the Allianz Arena this Wednesday night with the tie nicely poised at 0-0 after the first leg at Anfield three weeks ago.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp commented on Bayern’s recent upturn in form and how the confidence will be high in their camp.
“They are in a different moment now obviously, it’s a much more positive moment for Bayern – top of the table again, winning games comfortably again and all that stuff – so they are really back on track… if they ever left the track. I like that, not because I think it’s easier, just because it shows you in the analysis how strong they are.
“We are strong enough to give them a proper game and that’s the only thing you can expect in a situation like that, in a good situation. That’s what I’m thinking about: how can we cause them problems they have never had in the season so far against other opponents?
“They have, of course, really strong opponents but if we are at our best we can be exceptional. But we have to be, actually – if we play a normal game there, we have no chance and then we should go out.
“But if we can push ourselves in a special mood and play a proper football game, then we have a proper chance and that’s all I need.”
Klopp discussed the 0-0 scoreline and how that will impact on The Reds’ approach to the game in Germany.
“With a 0-0 everything is clear: you have to win the game. That’s what you always want. In this specific case, you can win the game with a draw as well, but it’s all clear – we have to play a really good game.
“And nothing happened yet. There are two games, the second one starts on Wednesday night and everything is good.”
The former Borussia Dortmund manager is under no illusions about the strength in depth possessed in Niko Kovac’s Bayern squad and he feels the talent on display will ensure an enthralling game in Munich.
“…you go through the Bayern team and think, ‘Wow, they are really strong’ and then you think, ‘Ah, we are not too bad as well!’ That’s cool.
“How I always said: if you want a guarantee, don’t watch the game. If you want the chance, watch it!”
Liverpool played very well in the first leg at Anfield and were unlucky not to come away with a lead. However, it finished 0-0 so Klopp and co know they have it all to do in Germany on Wednesday night.
Read our in-depth Bayern Munich match preview here.
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