Liverpool drew Bayern Munich in the Champions League Last 16 draw this morning, with the first leg set to take place at Anfield in February.
Bayern topped Group E, winning 4 games and drawing 2 against second placed Ajax and with great European pedigree and an experienced side, it is far from an easy draw.
This is Liverpool’s first competitive meeting against Bayern since 2001, where they beat the Bundesliga side in the UEFA Super Cup, although they did beat Bayern 3-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Allianz back in 2017.
Bayern haven’t had the best of seasons thus far under new boss Niko Kovac, currently sitting third in the Bundesliga and nine points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool suffered a blow in the form of a Virgil Van Dijk yellow card in the final group game against Napoli, which means he’ll miss the first leg of the tie, although Thomas Muller will also miss the clash for Bayern after a red card versus Ajax.
Klopp is bound to be anticipating a return to Germany and a reunion with Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski in what is sure to be an exciting tie.