Jamie Carragher makes prediction for Liverpool FC v Bayern Munich second leg

The Liverpool FC legend believes Jurgen Klopp's side are in a strong position ahead of their second leg at Bayern Munich next month

Jamie Carragher
Liverpool FC legend Jamie Carragher (Photo: Sky Sports)

Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool FC will be confident of progressing to the Champions League quarter-final draw despite Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Manchester United.

The Reds were held to a frustrating stalemate with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their round of 16 clash following a wasteful performance from the home side.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah wasted good chances to test Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer but the Reds attack had a rare off night at Anfield.

Liverpool FC will be satisfied with their defensive performance in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, who served his one-game suspension following his booking in a 1-0 win over Napoli back in December.

Brazil international Fabinho produced a composed performance alongside Joel Matip despite playing out of position to keep Robert Lewandowski and James Rodriguez at bay.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher was satisfied with a goalless draw ahead of the return leg at the Allianz Arena next month.

“A goalless draw is the best draw you can get,” Carragher told Danish media outlet ViaSport Football.

“Without getting an away goal, it will be in the back of Bayern’s mind. Liverpool will be confident they can score in Bayern Munich.

“Hummels was outstanding at the back but he defended very deep. At home, Bayern will have to win the game and play closer to the halfway line. There could be more space for Salah and Mane to exploit.

“I don’t think it is a bad result for Liverpool. You want to win the game and with the away record you have to more.

“Without Van Dijk to keep a clean sheet, it is not a bad result but it could be better.”

Liverpool FC will make the return trip to Bavaria to take on the Bundesliga giants on Wednesday 13 March.

The Reds were beaten finalists in the competition last season following a 3-1 loss to La Liga side Real Madrid in Kiev.

Liverpool FC beat FC Porto, Manchester City and AS Roma en route to the Champions League final last term.

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