Klopp remains optimistic despite Bayern stalemate
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remains optimistic that his side can progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich at Anfield on Tuesday night.
The much-anticipated Champions League last-16 tie failed to live up to expectations as both teams battled to a scoreless draw in a match that lacked any entertainment.
“It’s not the result or the game we dreamed of,” Klopp told reporters after the match.
“(There was) big ballyhoo before the game and then not really a lot of things happen in the game. But it was an intense one. You saw the respect both teams had for each other.
On the return leg in March, he said: “I am pretty sure that Bayern in this moment feels a bit better than we do, but we have three weeks and day by day the result will fell a bit better for us and a bit worse for Bayern because it’s 0-0 and it’s the best draw you can get.
“It will be a tough one again to play at Bayern if you need a result. But if we win tonight 1-0, what would have changed really? Then a 0-0 is enough, that’s pretty much all. If we drew 1-1 – that’s now enough as well.
“So –not perfect, but good to work with.”