Bayern Munich vs. Liverpool: Preview, Live Stream and TV Info for UCL Match

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIMarch 12, 2019

MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfL Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena on March 09, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich welcome Liverpool to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

There is everything still to play for in Germany after the two teams played out a goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg.

Bayern head into the game after a 6-0 win over Wolfsburg that saw them return to the top of the Bundesliga table for the first time since September, while Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley 4-2 at Anfield.


Date: Wednesday, March 13

Time: 8 p.m. GMT, 4 p.m. ET

TV Info: BT Sport 2 (UK), TNT USA (U.S.)

Live Stream: BT Sport Live (UK),  B/R Live, Watch TNT, (U.S.)



Bayern will welcome Liverpool full of confidence after hitting six goals at the weekend but will be without some key players for the visit of the Reds.

Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich are both suspended for the return leg. Manager Niko Kovac could bring in Rafinha and Franck Ribery to replace the duo.

Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso are out injured, but Kingsley Coman may feature after training with the team ahead of the match:

FC Bayern English @FCBayernEN

Kingsley #Coman and @David_Alaba trained with the team today! 💪 ➡️ https://t.co/FVziVy2iux #MiaSanMia #FCBLFC https://t.co/g1Tosa0Nh1

Bayern will look to striker Robert Lewandowski to provide the goals against Liverpool. The 30-year-old scored twice on Saturday to etch his name into the Bundesliga history books:

Bundesliga English @Bundesliga_EN

Robert Lewandowski is the #Bundesliga's all-time leading foreign goalscorer! 🇵🇱👑 (37') #FCBWOB 2-0 https://t.co/tHMRNgHvwg

Lewandowski is also the top scorer in the Champions League this season with eight goals and is in red-hot form with four in his last two outings.

Kovac believes his side will have the support of the whole of Germany against Liverpool:

Goal @goal

All of Germany wants Bayern Munich to beat Liverpool? 🤔 Really? 😲 https://t.co/OnoqeI5tac

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp's men will be boosted by the return of centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who missed the first leg due to suspension.

The Dutch defender has been a colossus at the back for Liverpool this season and will surely be relishing the prospect of taking on Lewandowski:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool in the Premier League since his debut: 🔴 Most touches (2,846) 🔴 Most minutes (2,845) 🔴 Most passes (2,471) 🔴 Most duels won (213) 🔴 Most clearances (173) 🔴 Most aerial duels won (155) 🔴 Most interceptions (38) 🔴 Most shots blocked (13) Wow. https://t.co/I95p1yf6hR

Liverpool will need Van Dijk to be at his best as their away form has been a weakness this season. They lost all three group games on their travels and were also knocked out of the FA Cup at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Reds have also not been quite as ruthless going forwards in recent games. They have failed to score in their last two away matches, against Manchester United and Everton, and star man Mohamed Salah has just one goal in his last eight outings.

However, Sadio Mane is in fine form with eight goals in his last nine games, while Roberto Firmino ended a six-game goalless run with a double on Sunday.

The first leg showed there is little to choose between the two clubs, and the return leg looks like being an equally tight affair. Bayern look to have the edge when it comes to form, and home advantage may also be a factor as they look to secure a quarter-final spot.