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Manuel Neuer excited for Anfield debut against Liverpool in the Champions League

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer excited for Anfield debut against Liverpool in the Champions League last 16 clashes.

Neuer told ESPN: ‘It’s the first game for me at Anfield. I’m looking forward to playing there.

‘We have heard a lot about the atmosphere in the stadium – everyone who watches football knows it’s special – and I think they will be two great games

‘For us, the Champions League is very important. It is a knockout tie, two finals. We are happy to play in their stadium. Hopefully, it will be a great night for us – but it depends on the result, of course.’

The Bayern captain says the club physios are doing everything to get him ready in time, and he is confident he will be fit to play in the fixture.

He said: ‘I am fine, it’s not that bad. I think our medical staff will push me into the goal and if everything is fine in training, I will play. We are all positive. I think I will be between the sticks.’

The Germany international will be between the sticks when Bayern visit Liverpool in the Champions League last 16 first leg on February 19.

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