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Liverpool v Bayern Munich: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news, preview and how to watch the Champions League clash with BT Sport

Everything you need to know about how to watch a Liverpool v Bayern Munich live stream or tune in on TV with BT Sport, plus an in-depth match preview, exclusive videos and more.

Liverpool v Bayern Munich live streaming and TV coverage will be available across the BT Sport network as last season's Champions League finalists welcome the Bundesliga holders in the first leg of their last-16 clash.

We'll be live at Anfield from 7pm on Tuesday 19th February on BT Sport 2 HD and in stunning ultra-high definition on BT Sport 4K UHD to see if the Reds can continue their proud record in the European Cup.

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Liverpool v Bayern: Match preview

The Champions League knockout round is in full swing and Tuesday evening sees last season’s finalists Liverpool take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in one of the ties of the last-16.

The hosts will be hoping for another famous Anfield night in the first leg as they look to recreate their fairy tale run to last season's final against the German giants.

The Reds are enjoying a sensational season in the Premier League and sit level on points with defending champions Manchester City with a game in hand.

But Jurgen Klopp knows balancing his side’s domestic and European ambitions could be key to Liverpool landing major silverware come the end of the season.

Klopp’s squad have been preparing in Marbella with warm-weather training after being afforded an extended break off with the week of FA Cup action.

And crucially they signed off in style with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth that allayed fears they didn’t have the nerves to hang in the Premier League title race after two consecutive draws.

In Bayern they face an altogether different challenge. Both sides are giants of the European Cup, having won five titles apiece, but have faced each other just once in the competition – the 1981 semi-finals which Liverpool won on away goals en route to the trophy.

The Germans have faltered this season domestically in search of their seventh successive Bundesliga title. They sit three points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund having played a game more than their rivals.

And if one man knows how to get the better of the Bavarian giants it’s Liverpool coach Klopp. His Dortmund sides of 2011 and 2012 were the last to deny Bayern in the Bundesliga title race and there has been plenty of history between the 51-year-old and Germany’s most dominant club.

Klopp was originally courted for the Bayern job in 2008 when he was Mainz coach but the role was handed to Jurgen Klinsmann instead – who lasted just nine months.

Instead Klopp created a monster in Dortmund and toppled the Munich juggernaut. But Bayern’s subsequent purchase of Dortmund players – Mario Goetze and Robert Lewandowski – left a bitter taste in the mouth.

Now he comes face-to-face with Bayern and is handed another chance to land a hammer blow in the history of his homeland’s most decorated football institution.

Liverpool can count on the continued brilliance of Mohamed Salah, such a key figure in their run to Kiev last season. The Egyptian has four in his last five games and scored the crucial winner against Napoli to seal Liverpool’s path into the knockout stages.

The fearsome front three of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will likely be the key to Liverpool’s success against Bayern - the trio have scored 44 goals between them this campaign.

But the game also represents an opportunity for Xherdan Shaqiri to show his former club Bayern how far he’s come. The Swiss international struggled to nail down a regular spot during his time in Bavaria amid fierce competition and was sold to Inter Milan after just 26 league starts in three years.

Now he’ll be hoping to inflict some damage on his former club ahead of his return to Munich on March 13th for the second leg - exclusively live on BT Sport.

Liverpool’s front line will be buoyed by Bayern’s recent defensive issues. Niko Kovac’s side have not kept a clean sheet in their last six attempts and have shipped eight in their last four games.

Defensive stalwart Mats Hummels has lost a yard of pace this season, Jerome Boateng has been in-and-out of the team and man mountain Niklas Sule is not the quickest. The man behind them, Manuel Neuer has been poor since returning from injury.

“Liverpool have some strengths that can really hurt Bayern,” BT Sport’s German football expert Raphael Honigstein explains. “Bayern don’t like teams that play against teams that attack in numbers, attack with pace and play on the counter-attack. So all the things that Liverpool are good at – Bayern don’t enjoy.”

The Germans are also hamstrung by a series of absences. Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso are injured, Boateng is ill and Thomas Muller is suspended. But they are boosted by the return of dangerous winger Kingsley Coman who had been a doubt previously.

And even with that many absences, Bayern still possess a number of danger men capable of stepping up for the big occasion.

None more so than Robert Lewandowski. The Polish forward has been lethal in front of goal once again despite criticism in the German media – with 25 goals in 30 appearances this season.

While Liverpool were defeated three times in their six group stage games, Bayern were unbeaten with four wins and two draws to top Group E ahead of Ajax, Benfica and AEK Athens. 

One potentially decisive factor could be the absence of Liverpool's outstanding defender - Virgil van Dijk - who is out through suspension for the first leg. The Dutchman is the key cog in Klopp's backline and Liverpool will struggle to replace him.

It all makes for a fascinating clash on Merseyside as Liverpool look to take a first-leg advantage back to Bavaria and place one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Liverpool v Bayern: Team news

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren will be assessed ahead of the tie to determine whether he has recovered from a hamstring problem. Fabinho or Jordan Henderson are likely to play in defence should the Croatian miss out.

Shaqiri is fit and returned to full training alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Van Dijk is suspended while Joe Gomez, Rhian Brewster and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are long-term absentees. Firmino has also missed training and will be assessed ahead of the match.

For Bayern, Tolisso, Robben and Boateng miss out while Renato Sanches is still struggling with ankle issues and Muller is suspended. Franck Ribery was a late addition to the squad after initially missing out to attend the birth of his child.

Liverpool v Bayern: The Managers

Liverpool boss Klopp: "When [Bayern] Munich has a difficult situation it’s mooring on a really high level. After being six years the dominator of the league it was clear this year would be different.

“To become the champion you need to have the desire of a newcomer combined with the quality of a real contender. Maybe at the start of the season they didn’t have that but now they are chasing the situation.

“From my point of view that makes them even more dangerous. Let’s enjoy the game together. We are a really strong side and that is what we have to show.”

Asked if Bayern and Liverpool have had similar seasons: “No, we had different targets at the start of the season. They were six-times in a row champion. We have maybe achieved a little bit more than expected, Bayern maybe a bit less.

“Both are in a similar situation but there is a long way to go. We only think about the Champions League situation tomorrow night. If I wasn’t involved tomorrow I would try and buy a ticket."

On his side's priorities: “It’s difficult for me to answer the question but for all Liverpool fans it’s the Premier League. That’s clear.

"But for now it’s the Champions League and we have to do our best tomorrow. Thank God we don’t have to decide that right now."

On the Anfield atmosphere: “We have to create an atmosphere on the pitch tomorrow and make it easier for the people.

“It will be outstanding tomorrow night. It’s something to enjoy. There’s a lot of power involved in the atmosphere. Our crowd is really able to push us from 100% to 140%”

On his former players Hummels and Lewandowski: "I worked together with these boys. Two fantastic players. I have to be really thankful. Without them probably my career would not be the same.

“We all benefited from each other. That’s part of my life and part of my history. We’ll always have a lot of respect for each other. I know a lot about them. I really like them. We will try everything to, what can I say? To let them not shine.”

On whether playing at home first is an advantage: “No, playing home first is not usually an advantage but we don’t care. These games usually when two good teams face each other will not be decided in one game.

“We respect the competition. There are two legs to play. We will be 100% focused for both of them. Let’s create a basis we can use in the second game. It’s different but possible.”

Bayern coach Kovac: "We're playing against an opponent that's the most difficult draw.

"If you look at what Liverpool did in the Champions League last season and what Liverpool are doing in the Premier League this season, then you have to say Liverpool is the most difficult draw that there is.

"Other draws would have been difficult, but I maintain that tomorrow and in Munich the form on the day will be decisive."

On whether there is a favourite: "I don't know if there is a favourite or not. Liverpool has respect for us as we do for them and there will be a sporting contest tomorrow.

"In the Bundesliga we've played against two teams, Dortmund and Leverkusen, who have had a similar playing style and also the right quality. But tomorrow is a higher level.

"We have to find the solutions. We've got them, but that depends on what happens on the pitch on the night. You can show things and say things to people - that's relatively easy - but putting it into practice is the difficult.

"Tomorrow, we probably won't see 0-0. I can't imagine that."

Liverpool v Bayern: Head-to-head​

The teams have met seven times in their history in competitive fixtures and only once since 2001. They have split the previous five meetings evenly with one win apiece and three draws: 

 Date   Competition   Result   Scorers 
24/08/01 UEFA Super Cup Bayern 2-3 Liverpool Salihamidzic, Jancker; Riise, Heskey, Owen
22/04/81 European Cup Bayern 1-1 Liverpool Rummenigge; Kennedy
08/04/81 European Cup Liverpool 0-0 Bayern None
03/09/71 European Cup Winners' Cup Bayern 3-1 Liverpool Muller (2), Hoeness; Evans
20/11/71 European Cup Winners' Cup Liverpool 0-0 Bayern None

Liverpool v Bayern: Key facts

  • Bayern Munich have won only one of their seven matches in European competition against Liverpool (D4 L2), that came in the Cup Winners Cup second round back in November 1971 with two goals from Gerd Müller and one from Uli Hoeness in Munich.
  • Liverpool and Bayern Munich’s only previous encounter in the European Cup/Champions League came in the 1980/81 semis. Liverpool progressed on away goals (1-1 on aggregate) – they would go on to beat Real Madrid in the final (1-0).
  • Bayern Munich haven’t scored a single goal against Liverpool at Anfield (3 games).
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 19 consecutive European matches at Anfield (W14 D5), last losing at home back in October 2014 against Real Madrid in the Champions League (0-3). It’s their second longest unbeaten streak at home in European competition after their 40-match run between September 1974 and December 1991.
  • Bayern Munich were one of five teams to remain unbeaten in this season’s Champions League group stages, along with Ajax, Barcelona, Lyon and Porto. They have reached the Champions League semifinals in seven of the last nine seasons.
  • Bayern Munich are on a run of eight consecutive Champions League away matches without a defeat (W6 D2), with their last loss on the road coming in September 2017 versus Paris Saint-Germain (0-3). Only once have they enjoyed a longer unbeaten run away from home in the competition (10 games, between October 2012 and April 2014). 
  • Eight teams had more shots than Bayern Munich in this season’s Champions League group stages but no side created more big chances than the Bavarians (21).
  • Bayern Munich are the top scoring side from set-pieces in this season’s Champions League with eight goals, including five from corner situations (also a competition high).
  • Sadio Mané failed to convert more big chances than any other player in this season’s Champions
    League group stages (6, out of 7 obtained). However, last season he scored seven goals in as many knockout games in the competition.
  • Top scorer in the Champions League this season with eight goals, Bayern Munich striker Robert
    Lewandowski will attempt to find the net in a fifth consecutive game, a feat he has never accomplished so far in a same season in the competition.
  • Four Bayern Munich players will be making their 50th Champions League appearance if they feature against Liverpool: Thiago Alcantara, Mats Hummels, Javi Martinez and James Rodriguez.

Liverpool v Bayern: Match odds

Liverpool: 21/20

Draw: 14/5

Bayern: 13/5

All odds correct with bet365 at time of writing

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