Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson silenced any doubters against Bayern Munich

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson silenced any doubters against Bayern Munich

Some Liverpool fans might be disappointed with Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich, but I think Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be quite happy with how the tie is poised.

The Premier League side were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Anfield on Tuesday as both teams struggled to create chances. With a huge league match at Manchester United on Sunday, Robertson said thoughts of the Bayern rematch would be put on the back-burner as Liverpool return to their bid for a first English title since 1990.

'I'm not unhappy with the result, but you always want to get an away goal in the in knockout ties. "We should play better", he told BT Sport (via BBC Sport).

Liverpool simply could not find the fluency and rhythm that brings the best out of their forward line although they will be pleased, in the absence of their defensive rock Virgil van Dijk, to have kept out Bayern. He was part of the same Munich team as current president Uli Hoeness that lost the semi-final of the 1981 European Cup to Liverpool.

Liverpool's strength under Klopp in European competitions has always been the home games - making their way to the finals past year with devastating home performances against the likes of City and Roma.

The German champions managed to keep a clean sheet at Anfield, with Liverpool made to rue their profligacy in front of goal in the 0-0 draw, though a score draw at the Allianz Arena will be enough to see them into the quarter-final.

"I'd be in that changing room and thinking: 'You know what boys, we'll win this'".

"We made life more hard with the last pass today", said Klopp. What we wanted tonight was to get a result we can work with and we can work with that result, obviously.

"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".

In many ways the tournament starts for real in the last 16, because this is such a step up in class, but Klopp's side will be switched on and ready for the task ahead. As ever, join me for all the latest team news, build up and goals from the game as they go in!

Niko Kovac will be without Boateng but should call upon Mats Hummels to come in and partner Niklas Sule at the back, which truthfully isn't much of a downgrade.



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