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Mark Critchley
Wednesday 20 February 2019 10:15
Klopp bemoans Liverpool’s final pass in first-leg draw with Bayern Munich

Liverpool’s much-anticipated Champions League knockout tie with Bayern Munich failed to live up to expectations and a goalless draw leaves Jürgen Klopp’s side with plenty to do in Germany next month.

Klopp again found his former Bundesliga rivals a tough nut to crack in their last-16, first leg encounter which had little in the way of goalmouth action and much more in the way of uncharacteristic errors.

These clubs may have 10 European Cups between them but there was little to show for it in terms of quality, with just three combined shots on target in 90 minutes, which promised so much but delivered so little.

Liverpool, with Virgil Van Dijk suspended and Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez both injured, started with their fourth-choice centre-back in Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho playing alongside him.

It was not the best scenario to be facing the Champions League’s leading scorer Robert Lewandowski but a clean sheet was one positive to come from the night.

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