Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at home by a stubborn Bayern Munich side in the first leg of their UEFA Champions league Round of 16 tie
Both side’s defenses were on top as the game ended goalless after an eventful 90 minutes at Anfield. The two sides will lock horns again in the second leg at the Allianz Arena on 14 March, with either of them feeling that they have a good chance of progressing to the next round. However, before that, Liverpool have one of their most important league fixtures this season as they travel to Old Tarfford to take on Manchester united on Sunday. The result of this game could have huge implications on both sides for entirely different reasons. A defeat for Liverpool might very well be the end of their title dreams for this season whereas, a defeat for Manchester United might end their dreams of a top 4 finish.
The stakes for a Manchester United vs Liverpool game are always high. But given the circumstances surrounding this game, they are higher than ever and neither side would want to come out on the wrong end of this game.
And Liverpool and Scotland left back Andy Robertson has a message for the Red Devils ahead of the clash,
“It’s a big game against Manchester United, it’s always big against them. It’s a game in hand as well and we look forward to that,” the left-back said after Liverpool’s 0-0 Champions League draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
“It’s a huge game and they’re a different team playing some really good football, I think we need to be wary of them but they know what they’re coming up against and they need to be wary of us. It’ll be a good game and one we can hopefully come out on top of.
“You look at their teamsheet or squad list and it’s full of stars. They came to the party and they have a fantastic team. They’ve got people back from injury as well which always helps and they’ve got a strong squad as well.
“We know what we’re coming up against and we need to stop their danger men but hopefully we’ve got enough to cause them problems as well to get the result that we need.”
Robertson also spoke about his side’s stalemate against Bayern Munich,
“A draw is a fair result and the tie is still alive,” he said. On another day the lads in front of goal put it away or we make better decisions so you can’t really put it down to anything. Maybe it’s just somebody has rushed the shot or I or Trent [Alexander-Arnold] have rushed the cross or whatever.
Liverpool have been in terrific form all season a=long. Manchester United, on the other hand, have found their mojo back under Solskjaer’s management and will not be intimidated by any side as they showed against Chelsea recently.