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Liverpool Bank On History Against Bayern In UCL Night Of Decision

As the epic battle for picks the quarter-final ticket of the European Champions League between Bayern Munich and Liverpool go ahead this evening at the Allianz Arena, history favours the Reds to carry the day in another UCL night of decision.

Liverpool boast of a unique away record to German clubs and have remained unbeaten in their last four trips to Germany, winning two and drawing two.

For the Reds, German clubs are familiar foes and Bayern are one of 12 German clubs to have faced Liverpool in Europe and the first to meet the Reds at this stage of the Champions League since Bayer Leverkusen in 2005, the year Liverpool went on to lift the trophy.

In the seasons that Liverpool have faced German clubs, they have won the tie and gone on to reach the final (2005 Champions League, 2016 Europa League and last season’s Champions League.

The Reds are undefeated in their last nine clashes with German teams and have suffered one loss in 19 since 1977 (the 4-2 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen in 2002).

Jurgen Klopp, the Club’s German tactician, has faced Bayern more times than any other opponent during his career.
In 31 games against Bayern, winning nine with five draws and 17 defeats and the encounter at Anfield last month was the only goalless draw.

Should the game end in a penalty shootout, Liverpool have won three of their four penalty shootouts in Europe while in all competitions they have won 14 and lost 4. The last was in 2016, when it lost to Man City in the League Cup final.

On the other hand, Bayern have won five of their six European penalty shootouts with their only loss coming in the 2012 Champions League final against Chelsea on their home ground.

The Reds have also progressed five times on away goals in European history, with three of those coming when they have played the away leg second winning on that rule in 2007 when they eliminated Barcelona.

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