Champions League: Ribery, Boateng out of Bayern squad for Liverpool match
- Author: Stacy Allen Feb 19, 2019,
Feb 19, 2019, 0:27
" It's hard for me to answer the question, but if you would have to decide, for all Liverpool fans it is the Premier League, that is clear, we know that". Liverpool is playing a very strong season, you can not deny that, ' Gnabry told Goal.
Of course, five minutes in a broken lift is hardly going to derail a Champions League campaign, but then again it's hardly ideal preparation for a Champions League knockout clash.
"Now I think it changed and they developed really well", Robben added.
"But for now it's the Champions League and we have to do our best tomorrow". And thank God we don't have to make that decision.
"We prioritise game by game, no matter what competition it is, so Tuesday night for us is the biggest game of the season".
"We expect a good atmosphere, but we know about the part we have to play".
Boateng's unavailability will be seen as a competitive advantage, especially for Mohamed Salah, who has often been deployed in the striker's role this season by Juergen Klopp.
"It'll be like that until the end of the season, that's how we approach every game".
Van Dijk will be serving a one-game ban for Tuesday's first leg of the last-16 tie at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp facing defensive selection issues.
Fabinho is set to play as a central defender alongside Joël Matip when Liverpool face Bayern Munich tomorrow, with Jürgen Klopp close to accepting that Dejan Lovren will not be fit in time. An ankle problem forced the forward off after he'd scored twice during Bayern's 3-2 win at Augsburg last Friday.
"Fabinho - if (he plays in defence)".
"There will be a lot of moments where we have to defend and we worked on that, we tried to work on that because we respect the quality of Bayern Munich a lot". "But we thought it makes sense that we don't leave our last row alone defending against Bayern, [so] it all depends how we defend in general".