Liverpool result at Bayern won't affect Premier League bid - Klopp

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Published on March 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:21s

Liverpool result at Bayern won't affect Premier League bid - Klopp

SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (MARCH 12, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL COACH JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "I really don't think that any other coach or any other manager in the

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Liverpool result at Bayern won't affect Premier League bid - Klopp

SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (MARCH 12, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL COACH JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "I really don't think that any other coach or any other manager in the word has to answer this question when he plays Champions League.

I really think this is really unique.

It only happens if you are the Liverpool manager and the pundits come from Manchester United and start these things.

That's how it is.

I only can say that if you play this competition... you asked us after we went out in the FA Cup after the Carabao Cup and stuff like that if it is better for us.

We don't see it like this.

We wanted to go through and didn't and this time we want to be focused on that game.

And even if it would harm us.

If.

We could not change it.

The whole world will be watching us tomorrow night and we go in and play on one and a half legs or what!" 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (German) LIVERPOOL COACH JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "We are not here to shoot Bayern out of the stadium, we don't posses that kind of quality and Bayern is not a nothing.

It is normal that the game is close and we have to make a close game of it tomorrow and if we can make a close game out of it then we can win.

I don't need more than that.

We have to be present from the first minute.

We have to show how much we want to get into the quarter finals.

And if we can do that then we will earn the right, step by step, to get into the quarter finals and if we get there then we earned it and if Bayern gets in then they earned it.

It is as simple as that." STORY: Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp on Tuesday said their Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, win or lose, will not affect their Premier League title run.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League with 73 points, one point behind defending champions Manchester City with eight matches remaining in the season.

"I don't think any other coach has to answer this kind of question, this is really unique, " Klopp told a news conference after a reporter had asked whether a potential Champions League exit would mean a bigger focus on the Premier League.

The English side, which last won the league title in 1990, drew 0-0 in their first leg against Bayern last month.

Liverpool, who finished as Champions League runners-up last year, have struggled away from home in Europe this year, losing at Napoli, Red Star Belgrade and Paris St Germain in the group stages.

The German, who has experienced his share of big games as Borussia Dortmund coach in Bayern's Allianz Arena, said Liverpool would need to be bold against the Germans.

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