Liverpool take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 this Wednesday.
And most pundits feel that it is the Bundesliga side who have the advantage given their great record at home this season.
The Reds though have the firepower which can cause a fair bit of damage to Niko Kovac’s side and Jurgen Klopp more or less has a fit squad to choose from.
Liverpool news vs Bayern:
Virgil Van Dijk missed the first leg due to suspension but now that the Dutchman will return, he is expected to partner Joel Matip in central defence.
This means Dejan Lovren will start the game on the bench just like he did against Burnley this past weekend.
Andrew Robertson will start at left-back but Klopp is currently having a few issues with Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Arnold picked a leg muscle injury during the Burnley game but the Reds medical staff are confident the right-back will resume his role on Wednesday. In case the youngster cannot make it to the matchday squad then it will be James Milner who will play at right-back.
Fabinho has been playing exceptionally well during the past few months and he is a guaranteed starter in central midfield alongside Winjladum and captain Jordan Henderson.
The front three more or less selects themselves with Sadio Mane operating from the left flank and Mo Salah playing down the right-hand side.
Roberto Firmino will play up front but expect to see Daniel Sturridge come off the bench in the second half especially if Liverpool need to force the situation.
Liverpool news: Reds’ predicted XI vs Bayern
First XI: Alisson, Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino.
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