Klopp reveals one surprise positive for Liverpool to take from Bayern draw

Date published: Tuesday 19th February 2019 10:34

Jurgen Klopp was impressed that Liverpool could keep a clean sheet without Virgil Van Dijk as they drew 0-0 with Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The highly-anticipated Round of 16 clash failed to live up to expectations, with neither Manuel Neuer or Alisson Becker really being forced into any difficult saves.

Liverpool can take positives out of the game though, knowing they didn’t allow their opponents a crucial away goal.

Klopp thought the Reds could have done better at the other end though, telling BT Sport: “We made life more difficult with the last pass today – about 10 or 12 times a promising situation [fizzled out]. We can play better. We should play better.

“In the first half we had the bigger chances. I can’t remember any chances for either side in the second half. It wasn’t a Champions League night from that point of view. From a result point of view, it’s OK. It’s not a dream result but it’s a good one.”

“It was a clean sheet without the big man [Virgil van Dijk]. A lot of people wouldn’t have expected that. The defending was good. A lot of things were really good. I’m not over the moon but I’m completely OK with the game.”

“If Bayern had been full of confidence we might have had more space. Both centre-half pairings had a lot of ball and played around. Not a lot of things happened. We had our moments and in those moments you have to score.

“It was an intense game for both sides. It is not a game we will remember in 30 years. It’s the result we have and we will work with that.”

 

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