Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said he is already looking forward to the prospect of reigniting his rivalry with Bayern Munich, following the draw for the Champions League round of 16 on Monday.
The two European giants have not met in a competitive match, since the UEFA Super Cup in 2001, when Liverpool emerged victorious.
Klopp however battled Bayern during his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund, losing a Champions League final to the Bavarians.
He told Liverpool’s official website: “Difficult. Good draw. It was clear it would be difficult [and] they are obviously a top side.
“For me it’s nice, going to Germany. But it’s just the draw. So we have now time to prepare the game, a lot of time obviously, and hopefully we have all our players available then.
“It will be a tough one, an interesting one, and I am looking forward to it.”
On whether his history with Bayern will make a difference in the tie, Klopp continued: “I don’t know. This is a different Bayern than what I played, we are already here for three years [and] since the Audi Cup [in the summer of 2017].
“We all know the stadium, the atmosphere will be great. It’s a really nice trip for all our supporters, it’s a wonderful city, so that’s all good.
“The flight is not too long and we obviously know more about German football than about any other league, that’s true, but that doesn’t make a big, massive difference. In the end, the boys have to decide it on the pitch. Let’s give it a try.”