Bayern Munich fly out to face Liverpool as Neuer reveals how he plans to stop Salah, Mane, Firmino and Co

German giants Bayern were suited and booted as they flew to Merseyside on Monday morning for the first leg of the last-16 at Anfield.

Neuer insists his side will have to be alert if they are to stop the trident of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

He told ESPN FC: "They have very good, fast breaks and aggressive counter attacks but we know that. We saw how they play against teams.

"We have to stay compact and have a good plan, then we will have good protection for our defence.

"I will be watching the way the strikers move and shoot with the analysts [in preparation]."



Bayern's stars won't need a lesson on the Liverpool head coach after Jurgen Klopp's 14 years managing in Germany with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.

Robert Lewandowski, Munich's main man, became one of Europe's most prolific front men under Klopp's guidance at Dortmund.

The Polish striker told Uefa.com: "He released that striker's instinct in me and that allowed me to make the next step up.

"I didn't know that I still had so much potential, more than I thought, and that means he saw something in me that I couldn't see.


"His words and his body language resonate, even when he's in the dugout.

"If the game's not going well and you see his reaction it wakes up the team and sometimes you personally, and then you're willing to run and get stuck in."

Bayern's Franck Ribery did not travel with team-mates after becoming a father last night, but is expected to follow on a later flight.

Last year's runners up Liverpool are expected to be without centre-back Dejan Lovren due to injury.

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