Van Dijk: Liverpool should be ready for big fight at Bayern

Virgil van Dijk has said Bayern Munich will pose a serious test of Liverpool’s patience and resolve as he called on Jürgen Klopp’s team to prepare for “a big fight” at the Allianz Arena.

“It is going to be an exciting tie,” said Van Dijk, who missed the first leg through suspension three weeks ago but is available for the return match on Wednesday.

“They played very well here, kept it tight especially at the back and obviously showed us a lot of respect. They changed a bit the way they played I think, so we need to be up for a big fight because they are probably going to come all in, especially in the beginning. It is going to be tough and we need to do better than we did in the last away games in the Champions League.

“The group stage games were not as good as we wanted but we got through to the knockout phase. Now we have a 0-0 and we want to do everything that is possible to get through. We know it is going to be a very hard and tough game.”

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