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Robben picks Anfield as his 'worst stadium' ahead of Champions League return

19 February, 2019, 00:28 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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"When you've got [Jerome] Boateng, [Mats] Hummels and [Niklas] Sule, how can anyone talk about a shaky defence?"

"Game by game, you can not think about it in a different way", the manager told a news conference on Monday.

"We prioritise game by game, no matter what competition it is, so Tuesday night for us is the biggest game of the season".

Defensive midfielder Fabinho filled in at centre-back against Wolves in the FA Cup and did so against Brighton in the Premier League in January.

"Now I think it changed and they developed really well".

£But now we play Champions League and I think we all expect we will do our best tomorrow night.

As we approach the business end of the season, the break could really come at a ideal time for Liverpool.


"So whoever plays there, I am sure they will know the role and what's expected of them".

Tuesday's game against Klopp's old rivals Bayern - the Bundesliga champions for the last six years, who are now second behind Dortmund - is part of a huge week for Liverpool.

Having confirmed Dejan Lovren as a doubt for the first leg due to an ongoing hamstring problem, the Croatian was not part of Klopp's squad warming up, and neither was Firmino.

So with Gomez and Van Dijk out of the picture if Dejan Lovren can not make himself fit then Klopp might just have to push a midfielder into central defence in order to partner Joel Matip.

Liverpool will make late checks on the fitness of Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri ahead of the Bayern game.

"If Fabinho plays [there] in the Champions League against Bayern Munich it's not an easy job", he said. "Liverpool has respect for us as we do for them and there will be a sporting contest tomorrow", he added.

"But because we thought it makes sense that we don't leave our last row alone defending against Bayern, it depends all on how we defend in general, so that's it".

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