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Klopp urges Liverpool to be ‘brave’ against ‘world-class’ Bayern

Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool to be ‘brave’ as they prepare to face ‘world-class’ Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 second leg.

The tie is evenly poised following a goalless first leg at Anfield, and Klopp has urged his side to be confident as they prepare to face the German champions in Munich.

“It’s a challenge, we need a rhythm and we need to do the right things in the specific moments,” Klopp told the pre-match press conference.

“Bayern is a world-class football team – which everyone knows – with world-class players and you need to defend them at absolutely the highest level.

“When you have the ball you have to be really confident and that is difficult against world-class teams. You need to be brave and playing your best football and that is what we have to show tomorrow night.

Liverpool will be without Naby Keita who failed to travel after suffering what the club described as a ‘minor injury’, whilst James Milner could return having missed the weekend win over Burnley with a muscle problem.

Virgil Van Dijk will return to the Liverpool side having missed the first leg through suspension.

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