Bayern and Liverpool are deadlocked at 0-0 going into a game “the whole world will be watching” at the Allianz Arena as the Reds look to emulate last season’s run to the final.
Klopp’s latest clash with Bayern is a tough one, with Liverpool having been held to a goalless draw in the first leg at Anfield, but by shutting out Bayern, they know an away goal means Bayern would then have to score twice to progress to the last eight.
Liverpool’s record away from home in Europe is far from impressive this season, having lost all three of their group stage away games, their only goal in their three away Champions League games this season was a James Milner penalty against PSG.
Virgil van Dijk returns from suspension which means Fabinho will move back to his favotite midfield position.
68 per cent of teams to have drawn 0-0 away from home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie have ended up progressing to the next round (21 out of 31).
Bayern Munich have won only one of their eight matches in European competition against Liverpool (D5 L2), that came in the Cup Winners’ Cup back in November 1971 with two goals from Gerd Muller and one from Uli Hoeness in a 3-1 win in Munich.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich’s only previous encounter in the European Cup/Champions League before this season came in the 1980/81 semis. Liverpool progressed on away goals (1-1 on aggregate) – they would go on to beat Real Madrid in the final (1-0).
Bayern Munich have only failed to score once in their last 26 Champions League home games, that was against Sevilla in last season’s quarter-finals (0-0).
Liverpool have lost their last four away games in the Champions League (3 goals for, 9 against) – they have never lost five in a row in European competition.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has scored 23 goals in his last 22 Champions League games at the Allianz Arena, including nine in 10 knockout games.
Bayern: Neuer; Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba; Thiago, Martínez, James Rodríguez; Gnabry, Lewandowski, Ribéry
Out: Kimmich (suspended), Müller (suspended), Robben (calf), Tolisso (fitness)
Doubtful: Coman (hamstring)
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out: Keïta (unspecified), Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Gomez (ankle)
Doubtful: Alexander-Arnold (muscular), Lovren (hamstring), Milner (hamstring)
Misses next game if booked: Robertson