Martin Keown names perfect opponents for Liverpool FC in Champions League semi-finals
The Arsenal legend believes Bayern Munich would be perfect opponents for Liverpool FC in Champions League semi-finals
Martin Keown believes Bayern Munich would be the perfect opponents for Liverpool FC in the Champions League semi-finals.
The Reds will find out their last-four fate when the Champions League semi-final draw takes place in Monaco on Friday.
Liverpool FC were 3-0 winners against Manchester City in the first leg of their last-eight clash thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmino.
Manchester City scored in the second minute of the return leg at The Etihad on Tuesday night to heap pressure on Liverpool FC despite their commanding lead.
Summer signing Bernardo Silva hit the woodwork before Leroy Sane had a goal disallowed for offside before half-time as the Reds came under relentless pressure.
Salah scored in the second half to ensure Liverpool FC secured their away goal before Firmino made it 2-1 to book their place in the Champions League last four.
Bayern, on the other hand, were unconvincing 2-1 aggregate winners against La Liga side Sevilla after a goalless draw in the second leg at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.
Liverpool FC could also face La Liga giants Real Madrid or Serie A club AS Roma in the semi-finals.
But former Arsenal defender Keown believes Bayern would be ideal opponents for Liverpool FC.
“At the back, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng are strong, but you can get at them,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“If they’re exposed to pace, like any defenders, they could struggle. Boateng is fast but always seems to be carrying an injury, which impacts on his mobility and agility. Hummels has never been quick and it looks like he’s slowed down even further.
“Liverpool’s pace in attack could be perfect for facing Bayern.”