Bayern Munich v Liverpool: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!

Champions League updates from the second leg ( first leg: 0-0 ) Barcelona v Lyon: Champions League last 16, second leg - live! And you can get in touch with Jacob by email or Twitter 6.59pm GMT Bayern Munich: Neuer; Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Thiago; Gnabry, James, Ribery; Lewandowski. Subs: Ulreich, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Jeong, Coman, Sanches. Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino. Subs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Lallana, Lovren, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi. 5.48pm GMT Hello. Should Liverpool lose this game? It’s an interesting thought, sort of, although be careful about putting it to Jurgen Klopp. “I don’t think any other coach has to answer this question,” Klopp said yesterday. “It only happens if you’re Liverpool manager and the pundits come from Manchester United.” Oof! Someone please check on Gary Neville, the Manchester United pundit in question, as he’s the one who initially floated the idea that Liverpool should blow the Champions League in order to focus on winning their first league title since 1990. Yes, you can see where the former United defender’s coming from. It may well help Liverpool if Manchester City are the ones with the fixture pile-up, leaving Klopp’s side to reserve all their energy on the Premier League. But let’s be honest: Neville, top Red that he is, simply doesn’t want Liverpool to win anything at all. What’s next? Don’t win the Premier League because no one retains the title any more? Don’t listen to him, Jurgen! In any case how does it work? How can you expect Liverpool to travel to Bayern Munich for the second leg of a Champions League last-16 tie, with the tie delicately poised at 0-0 after the first leg, and not give their all in front of supporters who have given up so much time and money to travel to Germany? And why would you want to focus so much on one competition when history shows it actually is possible to win more than one trophy in a single season? Put it this way, how would Neville have reacted in 1999 if Peter Schmeichel had decided there was no point saving Dennis Bergkamp’s penalty in the last minute of the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal at Villa Park? United were down to 10 men for crying out loud! Keeping it out meant they had to go another 30 minutes in extra-time! A week before a European Cup semi-final against the mighty Juventus! Just let him score! Continue reading...

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