Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted to the news of his side paired against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
According to Klopp, he is wary of the threat posed by Bayern Munich as he refuses to underestimate Niko Kovac’s men.
“At the end, it’s a football game on the highest level and we have to play it,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
“We knew it before, it’s not that anybody thought ‘thank God it’s Liverpool’, so we don’t think ‘thank God it’s Bayern’.
“It’s a tough one, but that’s how it should be. It’s the last 16 of the Champions League so there are only tough teams in and I’m really excited about it.”
The draw will see Klopp return to his native Germany for the away leg, and he is excited about the prospect of going up against the side he endured many monumental tussles with in his time at Dortmund.
“In the last couple of years, they have dominated the German league in the best period of German football,” Klopp added.
“Everybody was talking about Germany being in a really good moment and Bayern was dominating the league, that’s the truth.
“It’s nice. It’s obviously long ago that I played Bayern in a competitive game, so I’m really looking forward to it.
“We all know the stadium; the atmosphere will be great. It’s a really nice trip for all our supporters, it’s a wonderful city, so that’s all good.
“The flight is not too long and we [the Liverpool staff] obviously know more about German football than about any other league, that’s true, but that doesn’t make a big, massive difference.
“In the end, the boys have to decide it on the pitch. Let’s give it a try.”