Liverpool will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout stages and the German fans are already scared. They give three reasons why they’re bricking it.
There are years gone by when drawing Bayern Munich in the knockout stages of the Champions League would bring worry to the Liverpool fanbase. But this Jurgen Klopp team is different and this Bayern side ain’t so hot.
Immediately after the announcement Bayern fans took their blogs and social media, almost all in fear of facing the Reds in February. One blog – bavarianfootballworks.com – has devoted an entire post to why the Germans will lose.
Most of the blog is highlighting their own inadequacies. They are currently nine points off leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and are they are lucky to be that close.
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Bayern have a number of issues with their squad. A whole swathe of key players are over 30: Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Rafinha, Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Sandro Wagner and Jerome Boateng.
The younger generation in Munich are talented but they have not become ruthless like Bayern teams of the past. They’ll also be missing Thomas Muller for the first leg through suspension.
Despite the aging squad the Bayern fans were confident at progressing against almost all the second seeded teams.
Liverpool are their worst nightmare. It is not so much the poverty of the Bayern side that really worries their fans it is the strength of these rampant Reds.
Here are the three reasons Bayern fans have given why they are so frightened of Liverpool above all others in the Champions League this season.