Roy Keane names who Liverpool FC will want to face in Champions League final
The Manchester United legend believes Liverpool FC would prefer to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final
Roy Keane believes Liverpool FC will want to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
The Reds are in a strong position to reach their first Champions League final in 11 seasons after a brilliant performance mid-week.
Liverpool FC were 5-2 winners against Serie A giants AS Roma in the first leg of their last-four clash at Anfield to take a big step towards the Kiev final.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were impressive 3-1 winners against the Bundesliga champions in a pre-season friendly at the Allianz Arena last summer.
Bayern are facing the daunting task of needing a win at The Bernabeu following a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the first leg in Bavaria last week.
Klopp has knowledge of Bayern following his spell in charge of Borussia Dortmund, winning two Bundesliga titles at the Westalenstadion outfit.
Former Manchester United captain Keane believes Bayern will be Liverpool FC’s preferred opponnents in the Champions League final.
“I think if you were in the Liverpool camp, I think you’d probably want to play Bayern Munich,” Keane told ITV Sport.
“I know you’d think that they’ll sit in, defensively they’ll be a bit better but Real have that star quality. How many times have we said ‘They’ve not played well tonight’ and they keep winning football matches. It’s a pretty good habit to have.
“cBut I think at the moment with the attacking players Liverpool have got and the form that they’re in – forget about defensive shapes and all this carry-on, it’s about the attacking players – Liverpool will fancy their chances no doubt.”
The Reds will make the return trip to Rome next week looking to protect their three-goal lead over AS Roma in the Italian capital.
Liverpool FC haven’t reached the Champions League final since 2007 when the Reds lost 2-1 to AC Milan.
Two seasons earlier, the Merseyside outfit came from 3-0 down to secure a 3-3 draw before emerging victorious on penalties.