Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich will have no impact on the club’s Premier League form.
Klopp’s side face the German champions on Wednesday night in their Champions League last-16 second leg, with the tie in the balance following a goalless draw at Anfield last month.
Liverpool currently sit one point behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League title race, with the club seeking a first top-flight title in 29 years, however, Klopp insists the result of their clash with Bayern will make no difference to their league prospects.
“This game has nothing to do with anything else,” Klopp told his pre-match press conference.
“If we stay in this competition, if we win tomorrow night, if we deserve to go through, if we play good football, it could change the world for us. If not, then we say on Thursday morning ‘now it’s over, now we concentrate on Fulham’.
“It’s only one game – a very important game and more important games will come, like Sunday against Fulham and then Tottenham and then the next one. But tomorrow night we only play one of them, and that’s against Bayern.”