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The three tactics that can help Liverpool defeat Munich

Timothy Aiyeku

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Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool are heading to the Allianz Arena later on Wednesday night to face German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich for the second round of the Champions League round of 16.

The battle is to qualify for the quarter-finals with the Reds having their eyes glued on the trophy after coming close last season by reaching the finals, only to be defeated by Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid.

Records have it that the last time the two teams met in a European Cup was in 1981 which ended in a goalless draw as well as the first leg with the second leg ending in a 1-1 which ensured Liverpool’s qualification. The same result can also have a repeat of history for the Reds.

However, Liverpool have been told to have to be solid in the early minutes of the game because the German side will come all out for them, as they will want to prove a point in front of their home fans. This means that Virgil Van Dijk must yet again prove he is the best by keeping cool of Robert Lewandowski.

Also, the Reds must be patient and not panic as there are possibilities that it could still be goalless until the second half till the home team become desperate which Liverpool can capitalize on to get a goal.

More so, there is need for the Reds to win at the middle as they cannot allow Thiago and Javi Martinez dictate the pace of the game. It could be dangerous to their defense.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.