Liverpool vs Bayern MunichUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Feb 19, 2019, Anfield
LIVERPOOL haven't been smashing teams but there could be fireworks when they welcome Bayern Munich tonight.
Jurgen Klopp will take any victory but his chances of keeping it clean are diminished by Virgil van Dijk's suspension so he might have to go for goals.
While van Dijk's absence – Fabinho will likely take his shirt and of course Joe Gomez is out long term – will weaken the Reds defensively there are concerns about the Germans' backline with 11 goals conceded in six and no clean sheets.
Klopp has immense firepower and I'm looking at Mo Salah, with another 10 goals this season, to net first at 22-5 with BetVictor.
Klopp knows the opponents well of course having managed Borussia Dortmund from 2008 to 2015. In that spell his side finished twice as Bundesliga champions and twice as runners-up behind the Bavarians. His Dortmund were also beaten by Bayern in the 2012-13 Champions League Final so revenge tonight would be sweet.
Bayern boss Niko Kovac has been boosted by Dortmund drawing at Nurnberg last night and also the fact Frank Ribery will travel to England today after becoming a father but he's unlikely to start after a sleepless night.
The Germans are already without defender Jerome Boateng but Kingsley Coman could recover from an ankle injury suffered against Augsburg on Friday.
Klopp has a doubt over Roberto Firmino who has a virus wideman Xherdan Shaqiri could be involved.
Tonight's other last-16 tie sees Lyon entertain Barcelona and again there should be goals.
I like Barca and both to score at 21-10 with Marathonbet and the double with Liverpool and both to score pays 10-1 at betfair.
This UEFA Champions League match between Liverpool and Bayern Munich will be played on Feb 19, 2019 and kick off at 20:00