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12:51  11 february  2019
12:51  11 february  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Manuel Neuer could miss Champions League clash with Liverpool

Manuel Neuer could miss Champions League clash with Liverpool Manuel Neuer is an injury doubt for Bayern Munich’s upcoming Champions League clash with Liverpool. The two sides meet in the first leg of their mouthwatering last-16 tie on February 19th and Bayern could be without one of their most important players. Neuer missed Saturday’s surprise 3-1 loss away to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga – a defeat that left them seven points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund and third in the table. Neuer was out after injuring his thumb in training last week and coach Niko Kovac says he is unsure how long he will be unavailable for: “I can not say exactly.

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has said he will not take any risks on goalkeeper Manuel Neuer ahead of the Champions League visit to Liverpool Neuer, 32, suffered a hand injury in the buildup to the Bundesliga match at Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month and has missed games against

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has said he will not take any risks on goalkeeper Manuel Neuer ahead of the Champions League visit to Liverpool Neuer, 32, suffered a hand injury in the buildup to the Bundesliga match at Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month and has missed games against

Bayern's Rodriguez feeling confident ahead of Liverpool clash © Octavio Passos/Getty Images Sport SL Benfica v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Group E

Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez is confident that the Bundesliga side have enough quality to progress against Liverpool in the Champions League.

Speaking to SportBild, as cited on the Bundesliga’s official website, Rodriguez gave his thoughts on the tie ahead of the game.

Bayern will be without Thomas Muller for both games, but the Colombian midfielder remained confident.

“I’m very much looking forward to facing Liverpool. You can’t make mistakes in these games, but I think we can cause Liverpool problems. We have a team that’s good enough to go through if it goes well.”

Neuer confident he will be fit for Liverpool clash

Neuer confident he will be fit for Liverpool clash Manuel Neuer believes he will be fit enough to play for Bayern Munich in their upcoming Champions League clash against Liverpool, ESPN reports. The goalkeeper had been nursing a hand injury, prompting concerns that he would not be available for Niko Kovac as he prepared for the round of 16 first leg against the Reds. However, the German international has allayed fears that he will miss the encounter against Liverpool on February 19. Neuer said: “I am fine, it’s not that bad. I think our medical [staff] will push me into goal and if everything is fine in training, I will play [against Liverpool]. We are all positive. I think I will be between the sticks.

Neuer back in training ahead of Liverpool clash . Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has said he will not take any risks on goalkeeper Manuel Neuer ahead of the Champions It said Bayern would pay €3 million. On Thursday, both clubs confirmed an unusual arrangement under which the 19-year-old

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has said he will not take any risks on goalkeeper Manuel Neuer ahead of the Champions League visit to Liverpool on "The player always makes the last call," Kovac told a news conference ahead of the weekend meeting with Schalke. "If the player says it' s not OK

Bayern's Rodriguez feeling confident ahead of Liverpool clash © Octavio Passos/Getty Images Sport Octavio Passos/Getty Images Sport

Liverpool welcome Bayern to Anfield in the first leg of the tie next week and will be hoping to continue their good form after a positive result against Bournemouth in the Premier League.

The victory saw the Reds regain top spot in the Premier League momentarily before Manchester City put six goals past Chelsea on Sunday afternoon and moved above Liverpool.

The two sides are now level on points at the top, but Liverpool do boast a game in hand.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be aiming to make use of their home advantage in the first leg before the return tie in March.

Coman picks up injury for Bayern, becomes doubt for Liverpool clash.
Liverpool could be handed a big boost ahead of their second leg tie with Bayern Munich, with Kingsley Coman potentially set to miss the game in Germany. The midfielder played as Bayern drew 0-0 with the Reds last week, but could miss the second leg after picking up an injury. Speaking about the injury, Bayern boss Niko Kovac revealed that the midfielder could be a doubt for the clash. The Croatian revealed that Coman could be missing from the side to host the Reds if his injury news is worse than they expect at the minute. Kovac said, via Get German Football News: “He felt something on the muscle. We currently have no new information.

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