Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson silenced any doubters against Bayern Munich

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson silenced any doubters against Bayern Munich

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson silenced any doubters against Bayern Munich

"Today, the manager showing that confidence in him to bring him in and playing him there". 'Bayern haven't looked that compact and disciplined in a long time'. "He went and shook all of the Bayern players" hands.

The sense of relief in Germany is palpable.

Jordan Henderson is confident Liverpool can cause Bayern Munich problems in the return leg of the Champions League last-16 tie.

Meanwhile, Kovac insisted it was just a clash of cultures - perhaps forgetting that Klopp previously managed in the Bundesliga with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.

"But under this new manager they have picked up and are a very different team, especially at home, and it will be a tough task".

"That's a great performance".

Javi Martinez was a towering presence, Mats Hummels returned to his previous, astonishing levels of precision and Serge Gnabry looked unsafe going forward. If you don't get a goal, you can't relax.

Neuer is never one to overstate the positives, but he is right to be wary.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson silenced any doubters against Bayern Munich
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson silenced any doubters against Bayern Munich

Liverpool played well in the game but could not take an advantage into their second leg, which will take place in Munich next month. If we draw 1-1 - that's now enough as well.

Following on from the match, Klopp said that his team should have done much better against Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, both Klopp and Kovac said their lengthy exchange at the full-time whistle was due to a misunderstanding of pleasantries at the end of a match. The improvement to Bayern's defensive stability was noticeable and hugely encouraging.

"It is going to be hard because when Matip plays with Virgil van Dijk, he's got a sense of where he's got to be because he knows where he's going to play". On the few occasions they ventured into Liverpool's half, the tactics didn't go much beyond hoping that Gnabry or Coman would beat their men on the flanks to create an opening.

The duo will lock horns for the second-leg over in Germany on Wednesday 13th March.

Mark Lawrenson was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

'We need periods in possession in order to stop the counter-attacks, which are their biggest weapon'.

Lawrenson praised Bayern's defence against Liverpool but he warned the Bavarians about over-committing on the attack given the Premier League side's tendency to strike on the break. Yet having survived Anfield, there is at least the sense that Bayern have their fate in their own hands.

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