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Jurgen Klopp offers Bayern Munich verdict after pre-match analysis

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool aren’t favourites for their Champions League tie against Bayern Munich after doing his homework on the German champions.

“With Bayern it is a bit different, of course over the years I have watched a lot of Bayern games and this season as well, five or six,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.

“You watch always the results and goals, but full games it’s different. [I’ve watched] five or six and now we have the more detailed analysis, and it’s just quality. It’s a mix of quality and experience. They were six times in a row champions of Germany, which is not easy, and they were one of the teams in the last 10 years who were pretty much all the time in the quarter-finals, semi-finals, final of the Champions League. These players are still all there, with a few nice add-ons: Goretzka, Gnabry, Coman. They have different roles in the team but they are all still there and it’s just a really good football team.”

Klopp is in no doubt of Bayern abilities.

“The style of play changed,” he continued.

“If you are a Pep Guardiola team or a Jupp Heynckes team or now a Niko Kovac team, of course that changes [and] it’s different, but we have to adapt to that. It’s quality in all departments actually and we have to admit that because it’s a fact, but the good thing is that we are good as well, we know that. But we don’t go into the game as a favourite or whatever.”

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