Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that only an 'exceptional' performance from his side will be enough to beat Bayern Munich and reach the quarter finals of the Champions League.
The Reds head to the Allianz Arena with the round of 16 tie firmly in the balance following a goalless draw in the first leg at Anfield in February.
Ahead of the game in Munich, the 51-year-old talked up the quality of their hosts, believing they are set to play a side who are in a 'much more positive moment' to the one they faced in the first leg.
"They are in a different moment now obviously, it’s a much more positive moment for Bayern – top of the table again, winning games comfortably again and all that stuff – so they are really back on track… if they ever left the track. I like that, not because I think it’s easier, just because it shows you in the analysis how strong they are."
"If we can push ourselves in a special mood and play a proper football game, then we have a proper chance and that’s all I need.”— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 12, 2019
The boss on our clash with @FCBayern.
Since the stalemate at Anfield, Die Roten have won all three of their league games to go top of the Bundesliga, level on points with Borussia Dortmund, while Liverpool have slipped to second in the Premier League.
Klopp however is adamant that his side are strong enough to reach the quarter finals of the Champions League at the expense of the German side, but only if they produce a special performance.
He added: "
The Reds are in Munich with dreams of downing a resurgent Bayern.— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 11, 2019
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"They have, of course, really strong opponents but if we are at our best we can be exceptional. But we have to be, actually – if we play a normal game there we have no chance and then we should go out.
"But if we can push ourselves in a special mood and play a proper football game, then we have a proper chance and that’s all I need."
Source : 90min