Bayern relish 'tough cookie' Liverpool in Champions League last 16


"It's very tough to see them not going through against Manchester United".

The Champions League draw will be followed by the Europa League draw which will feature 32 teams.

"Atletico are a hard side to face, they are more of an Italian-style team than European".

The first legs will be played on 12/13 and 19/20 February, with the seconds legs set for 5/6 March and 12/13 March.

So far, 16 teams have made it through to the knock phase and no team from the same country will face each other, as well as teams that played in the same group.

Kovac spent two years as a player at Bayern, winning the league title, with most of his career spent in Germany. There are big draws and big games coming. It makes only a massive difference with injuries and stuff like that, German clubs have the time, two or three weeks, to bring players back and stuff like that while in the same moment we have 10 games.

So despite their reputation as one of the behemoths of European football, this is a great draw for Liverpool.

"Cristiano may be the man of the Champions League, but the whole team is strong and we can be confident in our ability to qualify for the quarter-finals".

The European Super Cup in 2001 was the last time these sides clashed in competitive action, with Gerard Houllier's side running out 3-2 winners on that occasion.

Only seven times in total have Liverpool and Bayern met in official matches: two wins for the Reds, four draws and a single victory, in 1971, for the German outfit.

"We'll need to pull off two big performances, in the first leg and in the return, but we can do it".

"Last season we may have overachieved, we did really well to get to the final".

Spanish football pundit and former Real Madrid player and manager Jorge Valdano said: 'Juventus are not happy either.

Manchester United have been selected to play against Paris Saint-Germain.