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Klopp talks tough, sends warning to Bayern Munich

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 20/02/2019

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talks tough after their goals draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 at the Anfield.

Klopp is of the view that his team will look better in the return leg when they take on Bayern Munich in Germany after both teams struggled to find the back of the net in the first 90 minutes.

The German manager believes the result is not a disappointing result ahead of the return leg at the Allianz Arena.

"I am pretty sure that Bayern at this moment feels a bit better than we do," said the Liverpool manager.

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"But we have three weeks and day by day the result will feel a bit better for us and a bit worse for Bayern because it's a 0-0 and it's the best draw you can get.

"It will be a tough one again to play at Bayern if you need a result. If we had won 1-0 what would have changed really?

"Then a 0-0 over there would have been enough or if we draw 1-1 but that's now enough as well. So not perfect but good enough.”

But, while the frustration grew to levels verging on annoyance in the final quarter of the game, Klopp believes the result is not as disappointing as it may first appear.

"Bayern had a couple of problems obviously tonight – (Leon) Goretzka I am pretty sure will play that game, maybe Arjen Robben is then fit.

"That could make a big difference as well with his experience, maybe (Franck) Ribery starts.

"So there are a lot of things that can change but we will have a player (Van Dijk) back at least.

"We can play better than we did tonight, so this game is not decided. I don't think there is any weak team and for sure no team at home is weak, Bayern is not.

"It is not the result or the game we dreamed of. What we wanted was to get a result we can work with and we can work with that result, obviously.

"We still feel like we are proper in the competition but we have to show that in three weeks.”

Klopp and his men will take a trip to German to face the German champions in the return leg of the encounter on the 13th of March.
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