Current form: Liverpool vs Bayern
Liverpool are enjoying one of their strongest domestic campaigns in recent times, and are currently locked in a tough battle with reigning champions Manchester City for the coveted Premier League title. The Reds sit level with Pep Guardiola's side on 65 points, but are in second place due to an inferior goal difference, and at one point were comfortably leading the league table after an unbeaten start to the season. However, in the past few weeks, they have started to slip-up, and have thus allowed City to get back into the title race, and with the Citizens crushing fellow English giant 6-0 recently, Guardiola's troops have now been able to vault to the top of the table.
Liverpool's last Premier League action saw them cruise to a 3-0 win over Bournemouth, and now Jurgen Klopp has to turn his attention back to continental affairs. His next opponent will be none other than Bayern Munich - a team he is quite familiar with from his time in Germany, especially with Borussia Dortmund. It was die Roten who denied him the chance to win the Champions League back in 2013, and the Bavarian titans have frustrated him time and time again domestically while he was on the tactician's bench. In fact, Klopp has lost more than half of his 29 meetings with die Roten.
Given that Liverpool aren't involved in the FA Cup, they do come into this match well-rested. Bayern, meanwhile, picked up a 3-2 win over Augsburg over the weekend, but it was hardly a comfortable result for Niko Kovac's men, who are still looking up at Dortmund in the table. It's been a surprising turn of events over in Germany, where Bayern had enjoyed an unchallenged reign as the perpetual champions of the Bundesliga. They will be hoping to at least cause some problems at Anfield so as to be able to head back to the Allianz Arena with an away goal or two in hand, as the Champions League has proven to be a frustrating journey for the Bavarian titans since winning it in 2013.
How they got here: Liverpool vs Bayern
Liverpool started their group stage campaign off well with a hard-fought 3-2 win over PSG. However, the Reds then suffered a set-back as they ended up losing 1-0 to Napoli, and despite easily brushing aside minnows Red Star Belgrade 4-0 on matchday three, they lost two of their last three group stage games - including a shock 2-0 defeat to the same minnows - and finished second behind PSG in the table.
As for Bayern, despite drawing both home and away against Ajax, die Roten nonetheless did enough to top their quartet thanks to four victories, which earned them 14 points in total.
Team news: Liverpool vs Bayern
Liverpool: Virgil Van Dijk misses out due to suspension, while both Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are definite absentees as a result of lower leg and knee injuries respectively. Meanwhile, key striker Roberto Firmino is a doubtas a result of illness, and both Dejan Lovren as well as Xherdan Shaqiri are dealing with hamstring and abdominal injuries respectively, so may not be fully fit for this fixture.
Bayern: The visitors will be missing Arjen Robben due to another flare-up of his muscular problems, while Corentin Tolisso has a knee problem and Jerome Boateng has been struck down by illness. Thomas Muller will have to watch this game from his couch as a result of a ban.
Match Facts and Stats: Liverpool vs Bayern
- Klopp's record in 29 matches v Bayern: W9 D4 L16
- This will be the first meeting between the two sides since 2001
- Both teams have won five European titles. Bayern's most recent was in 2013, Liverpool's was in 2005
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six round of 16 matches (W5 D1) and have not conceded a goal during that run
- They've also won 14 of their 17 games against German opponents when playing at home
- Bayern's round of 16 record is W11 L3
TV Channels and Broadcasts
In the USA, Univision Deportes En Vivo, TNT USA, Watch TNT, B/R Live, Galavision, and Univision NOW are your selections to catch Liverpool vs Bayern.
Can't make it to the Anfield? BT Sport 4K UHD, BT Sport Live, BBC Radio 5 Live, and BT Sport 2 are your choices to follow the action from Liverpool vs Bayern in the UK.
In Germany, Sky Sport 2/HD, Sky Sport UHD, and Sky Go are your sources to stay on top of the game.
Fans in Canada can check out DAZN.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to catch Liverpool vs Bayern:
Liverpool vs Bayern München Broadcast Information
Stadium: Anfield (Liverpool)
France: RMC Sport en direct, RMC Sport 2
Germany: Sky Sport UHD, Sky Go, Sky Sport 2/HD, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Sony LIV
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Veronica TV, Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: SuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Nigeria
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones 1
Turkey: Digiturk Play, beIN Sports Turkey, beIN CONNECT Turkey
United Kingdom: BT Sport 4K UHD, BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport Live, BT Sport 2
United States: Galavision, B/R Live, Univision Deportes En Vivo, fuboTV, Univision NOW, TNT USA, Watch TNT