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Summary

  1. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson address media
  2. Last year's finalists face Bayern Munich in Champions League last 16
  3. First leg at Anfield on Tuesday
  4. Get Involved: Tweet us on #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And on that note, Klopp and Henderson have left the building.

    Thanks for joining me for a whirlwind stop of Jurgen Klopp's pre-Champions League news conference!

    Don't forget, you can catch Chelsea v Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth-round live on BBC One tonight.

    In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your day!

    Jurgen Klopp
  2. Recap

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    • Jurgen Klopp ready to play Fabinho or Jordan Henderson in defence if Dejan Lovren fails to recover from hamstring injury
    • Xherdan Shaqiri trained with the squad on Sunday
    • 'Priority for fans is Premier League - Klopp
    • Klopp says the 'story so far is a nice one, but it's not finished yet'
    • 'Anfield crowd is able to push us from 100% to 140%' - Klopp
    • 'We have enough quality to replace Virgil Van Dijk' - Henderson
  3. 'We have a good enough squad to challenge for Premier League and Champions League'

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Champions League or the Premier League? There's that all-important question again.

    Here's what Hendo thinks...

    “If we had to choose? We’d choose both. It’s not about favouring one competition.

    “We’ve got a good enough squad to challenge in more than one.”

    Liverpool
  4. 'We feel confident that we can hurt Bayern'

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Liverpool go into the last-16 tie favourites over Bayern Munich.

    "For us as players it doesn’t really matter what people expect or think," Henderson said.

    “They’ve got world class players so we know how difficult it will be, but having said that we feel confident in the group that we can go and hurt them.

    “It’s up to us to show that tomorrow night."

    On pressure in big games: “The amount of big games we played last year can only help us.

    “Not only tomorrow night but for the away leg as well.”

  5. 'We can cause Bayern problems' - Henderson

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Henderson on Bayern Munich: “It’ll be very tough.

    “They’re only two points off Dortmund in the domestic league and have been consistent finalists and semi-finalists.

    “At the same time we’re confident we can cause them problems.”

    Jordan Henderson
  6. 'We have enough quality to replace Van Dijk' - Henderson

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    On playing as a centre-back: “Obviously I’d give it everything. I’d be ready.

    “When I spoke to the manager about playing full-back it was a question of would I be confident.

    “Whatever position I’m asked to play I’ll be 100% ready and give it everything.

    “Wherever I’m asked to play I’ll give everything for the team.”

    On Virgil Van Dijk's absence: “I think you can see how important he is for us as a team.

    “I think we’ve got enough quality to replace him. It’s up to the whole team to help us defend.”

    Virgil Van Dijk
  7. 'We're ready for the challenge and to give everything' - Henderson

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Henderson on Liverpool's Marbella warm weather training break: “We thought there’d be a bit more sun but there wasn’t!

    “I think the idea was just to be away as a group. I think that’s the most important thing.

    “It was a good week. Training was intense and everyone is in good shape.

    "That’s why I think Marbella was important, to prepare for the next few months.

    “We’ve got some tough games but I feel like we’re ready for the challenge and to give everything.

    Marbella
  8. 'I can see Keita's potential' - Henderson

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Henderson on his fitness: “I feel good. Obviously before the West Ham game I had a slight problem but it was more precaution than anything.

    “I feel very good going into the game tomorrow.”

    On Naby Keita's form: “I think everyone can see how good Naby is as a footballer.

    “As I know myself, coming to Liverpool, such a huge club, and changing to the Premier League is tough.

    “It takes time to adapt. I think he’s done really well in certain games.

    “He’s getting used to the way we’re playing and the manager has helped him improve.

    “I can see the potential coming out but it takes time. Over the last couple of games you can see what he offers.”

    Naby Keita
  9. Moonlighting?

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  10. Post update

    Right, that's your lot from Jurgen.

    Skipper Jordan Henderson is up next...

  11. 'For the fans, it's clear the priority is the Premier League'

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    The Liverpool boss has now been asked whether his focus is on the Champions League or the Premier League.

    “It’s difficult for me to answer the question but for all Liverpool fans it’s the Premier League. That’s clear," he revealed.

    “But for now it’s the Champions League and we have to do our best tomorrow.

    “Thank God we don’t have to decide that right now."

    On the Anfield atmosphere: “We have to create an atmosphere on the pitch tomorrow and make it easier for the people.

    “It will be outstanding tomorrow night. It’s something to enjoy. There’s a lot of power involved in the atmosphere.

    “Our crowd is really able to push us from 100% to 140%”

    Liverpool
  12. 'We'll try everything to not let Hummels and Lewandowski shine'

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Klopp on Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski:“I worked together with these boys. Two fantastic players.

    “I have to be really thankful. Without them probably my career would not be the same.

    “We all benefited from each other. That’s part of my life and part of my history. We’ll always have a lot of respect for each other.

    “I know a lot about them. I really like them. We will try everything to, what can I say? To let them not shine.”

    Jurgen Klopp, Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski
  13. 'We don’t care about a home advantage' - Klopp

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp has now given his thoughts on whether the Reds have a home advantage.

    “No, playing home first is not usually an advantage but we don’t care," Klopp told the press.

    “These games usually when two good teams face each other will not be decided in one game.

    “We respect the competition. There are two legs to play. We will be 100% focused for both of them.

    “Let’s create a basis we can use in the second game. It’s different but possible.”

    Liverpool
  14. 'The story so far is nice but it's not finished yet'

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp has just been asked about his love for Liverpool and the city.

    “Very much. Much more than I could have expected because you never know.

    “The welcome was outstanding and since then it became better and better.

    “We grew together and developed together.

    “I’m not always in the city very much so I’m not sure what people say about me but I feel it in the stadium is very positive.

    “We are a real competitor. It’s not enough but a very important step.

    “The story so far is a nice one but not finished - yet.”

    Jurgen Klopp
  15. 'Maybe we achieved a little bit more than expected, Bayern maybe a bit less'

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp is asked whether he sees any similarities with his Liverpool side and opponents Bayern Munich.

    “No, we had different targets at the start of the season," he said.

    “They were six-times in a row champion. We have maybe achieved a little bit more than expected, Bayern maybe a bit less.

    “Both are in a similar situation but there is a long way to go. We only think about the Champions League situation tomorrow night.

    “If I wasn’t involved tomorrow I would try and buy a ticket.”

    Jurgen Klopp
  16. 'Bayern are dangerous' - Klopp

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Klopp on Bayern Munich: “When [Bayern] Munich has a difficult situation it’s mooring on a really high level.

    “After being six years the dominator of the league it was clear this year would be different.

    “To become the champion you need to have the desire of a newcomer combined with the quality of a real contender.

    “Maybe at the start of the season they didn’t have that but now they are chasing the situation.

    “From my point of view that makes them even more dangerous.

    “Let’s enjoy the game together. We are a really strong side and that is what we have to show.”

    Bayern Munich
  17. 'We need to be ready for a tough few months'

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Klopp on Liverpool's fixture list: “We have only tough months in the season.

    “We have to be ready but be focused 100% on the game tomorrow night.

    "We take it game by game. We can't think about [Manchester] United.

    "We've had a lot of tough months, it's always tough. We need to be ready for it."

  18. Shaqiri 'very happy' with Bayern draw

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Speaking of Shaqiri...

    The Reds winger, who spent two-and-a-half seasons at Bayern Munich, admitted his joy at facing the Bundesliga giants.

    “I was very happy because I wanted to play against Bayern Munich, against my old teammates and my old team. I’m looking forward to the game,” Shaqiri told Liverpool's club website.

    “It was an amazing time [at Bayern]. Two-and-a-half years I was there and it was amazing; we won a lot of titles, we won the Champions League. We had the best team Bayern Munich had.

    “It was an amazing feeling to win so many trophies. I had many great memories there, I will never forget them. I’m really looking forward to going there and trying to win the game in Munich with my team.”

    Xherdan Shaqiri
  19. Liverpool injury news

    Liverpool v Bayern Munich (Tues, 20:00 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Klopp has provided a fitness update on Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri.

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