Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League)

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Anfield is often electric on European nights, and Tuesday night should be yet another example as Liverpool welcomes Bayern Munich for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League knockout round tie. Jurgen Klopp’s men will battle the Bavarian giants in the midst of an injury crisis in defense, and a real selection headache with the potential central pairing.

Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren won’t take part, as both missed the warm training trip to southern Spain, in order to continue injury rehabiliation.

Klopp must continue in with having to play a midfielder or two in the back line. Let’s take a look at who the German might pick in his first team to take on the Bundesliga powerhouse.

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The Bank    Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Bayern Munich UCL Round of 16 (4-3-3)

Forwards: Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah 

Midfielders:  Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, James Milner 

Back line:  Andrew Robertson, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold

Goalkeeper:  Alisson

 

Bayern Munich at Liverpool FC UEFA Champions League Round of 16 FYIs

Kickoff: Tuesday, February 19, 8PM local, Anfield

Injury Report for both teams: go to this link

Odds via Odds Checker: Liverpool  21/20, Draw 14/5, Bayern Munich 47/17

Odds to win UCL via Skybet: Liverpool 8/1, Bayern Munich 14/1

Google Result Probability: Liverpool 48%  Draw 26%  Bayern Munich 26%

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Recent form in all competition:

Liverpool  WWDDW  Bayern Munich WLWWW

Prediction: Liverpool 1, Bayern Munich 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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