Klopp fears Bayern Munich are 'more unsafe than before'

Klopp said he was aware that the preference for Liverpool supporters this season was to win the Premier League, but stressed his side would do their best to lift both a first domestic title since 1990 and the Champions League.

"Straightaway he was organising the defence, he was the leader at the back, and as time has gone on he is even more important", said former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia.

"I want to say once again, we are playing tomorrow against an opponent where it is the most hard draw", Kovac said. "It's hard but it's possible and that's all I need".

"I don't know if there is a favourite or not".

"There will be a lot of moments where we have to defend and we worked on that, we tried to work on that because we respect the quality of Bayern Munich a lot".

Ajax's youngsters exposed Bayern's weakness against pace in the Champions League group stages, while Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg have also given Klopp extra encouragement in recent weeks in the Bundesliga.

"We expect a good atmosphere but we know about the part we have to play". But tomorrow is a higher level. Maybe we achieved a little bit more than people expected so far but both are in a similar situation.

" It's hard for me to answer the question, but if you would have to decide, for all Liverpool fans it is the Premier League, that is clear, we know that". Shaq (Shaqiri) did a lot, so it will be close, we have to see. "I can't imagine that".

Liverpool host Bayern Munich at Anfield on the 19th of February before traveling to Munich for the return leg two weeks later after going on camp for four days last week in Marbella, Spain.

Despite Liverpool's own pedigree at home in European football, Kovac insists his squad boast the experience to handle the pressure of playing at Anfield.

"I'm completely convinced everybody will be right in the head and produce (the) performances they have to do to get a result tomorrow".

  • Rosalie Stanley