- The Bavarians host Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League round of last 16
- Kick-off is on Wednesday 13th March at 8pm (GMT) / 9pm (CET)
- Robben could be healthy in time – Liverpool are planning with Lovren and van Dijk
- Broadcasters: BT Sport 2 (UK), Sky (Germany), RMC Sport 2 (France)
After a 0:0 draw in the first leg the Reds will travel to Munich’s Allianz Arena on Wednesday for another titanic battle between two of Europe’s best sides for a place in the quarter-finals. Liverpool are back on top of the Premier League, a point ahead of Manchester City, while Bayern are now just three points off title rivals Borussia Dortmund. So let us give you the most important news straight away, including injury updates and TV and live stream info.
Bayern Munich battle for draw in Liverpool
Niko Kovac said before the game that the first leg wouldn’t end goalless, but that’s exactly what happened at a wet Anfield three weeks ago. Liverpool, with Virgil Van Dijk suspended and Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez both injured, began to dominate midfield possession, led once again by the excellent Henderson, without carving out a real chance against a well-organized Bayern defence.
Jürgen Klopp may not have looked happy after the game, but the coach insists he is “absolutely OK” with Tuesday’s goalless draw, even if he has come to expect better from his team. Klopp was visibly angered when he spoke to Kovac after the final whistle. The Liverpool boss gestured after shaking hands with Kovac, who pulled the German’s arm to remonstrate with him on the touchline before the Liverpool coach went on the field to speak to his players. Klopp: “That was funny. We were on English soil. In Germany it is normal when games end, you shake hands with your players. In England, first the coaches shake hands so I did what I did in Germany, said sorry and made up for it and, in Germany, we will do it as we do it in Germany.”
Robben returns to Bayern first team training
Arjen Robben has lately been struggling with a recurring thigh injury that has kept him out since November. There was even a genuine concern that he might not play for Bayern again this season. Robben’s availability for Bayern could give Kovac some interesting options for the clash with Liverpool.
Virgil van Dijk was suspended for the first leg match having been booked in Liverpool’s final group stage match. The Dutchman, who became the world’s most expensive defender when moving to Anfield in 2018, is ‘the best centre-back in the world’, according to Liverpool team-mate Andy Robertson. Van Dijk is set to retain his place at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.
Where and how to watch Bayern – Liverpool live on TV oder via live stream
The second leg is being shown in the United Kingdom on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7pm. Fans in Germany can watch the match live via Sky Sport and SkyGo. Streaming service DAZN will be permitted to show highlights from FC Bayern vs. Liverpool on their platform at 11.30pm (CET). RMC Sport 2 will air Bayern – Liverpool in France live/en direct. Check out more broadcast information for Bayern München – Liverpool FC in the SportEventz App or on sporteventz.com.