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Mohamed Salah leads the way as Liverpool jet off to face Bayern Munich in Champions League

Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk lead the way as Liverpool jet off to Munich for crunch Champions League encounter against Bayern but Naby Keita has been ruled out of clash

  • Liverpool and Bayern Munich drew the first leg of their match 0-0 at Anfield 
  • Jurgen Klopp was with his players as they jetted off to Munich on Tuesday 
  • Virgil van Dijk has insisted Liverpool will be in for a tough test against Bayern 

Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were among the Liverpool players pictured jetting off to Munich on Tuesday.

The Reds take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday night with their Champions League last-16 tie perfectly poised after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Anfield last month.

And with Jurgen Klopp in tow, the Reds set off for Munich on Tuesday afternoon. However, they were missing Naby Keita, who has been ruled out of the game. The midfielder has a minor injury which forced him to stay on Merseyside.

Virgil van Dijk boarding the plane as Liverpool head over to Munich on Tuesday afternoon

Jurgen Klopp smiles for the camera as Liverpool prepare to fly over to Munich

Jurgen Klopp smiles for the camera as Liverpool prepare to fly over to Munich

Roberto Firmino, who scored twice against Burnley at the weekend, getting on the plane

Roberto Firmino, who scored twice against Burnley at the weekend, getting on the plane

Divock Origi, Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson (left to right) boarding

Divock Origi, Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson (left to right) boarding

Mohamed Salah heading off to Munich

Virgil van Dijk arrives ahead of leaving for Munich

Mohamed Salah (left) and Van Dijk (right) arrive ahead of leaving for Munich on Tuesday

Fabinho (left) and Sadio Mane (right) share a joke as they walk over to the plane in Liverpool

Fabinho (left) and Sadio Mane (right) share a joke as they walk over to the plane in Liverpool

PROVISIONAL SQUAD 

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Mignolet, Matip, Moreno, Milner, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi, Phillips, Kelleher 

Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson were seen boarding the plane.

Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Xherdan Shaqiri, Joel Matip and Divock Origi were part of the travelling squad. 

Van Dijk insisted Liverpool were ready for a tough test while speaking ahead of the game.

‘Sometimes you have to know how to manage games because at times it is going to be very hard and we will need to patient, ready for what is coming,’ he said.

Adam Lallana (left) and Daniel Sturridge laugh as they walk up the staircase to the plane

Adam Lallana (left) and Daniel Sturridge laugh as they walk up the staircase to the plane

Divock Origi strolls up the staircase as Liverpool prepare to fly out of John Lennon Airport

Divock Origi strolls up the staircase as Liverpool prepare to fly out of John Lennon Airport

‘There will times when it is going to be very tough, we are going to be under pressure because they have a lot of quality.

‘They showed that already at Anfield. But we will definitely have our own moments because of the quality we have as well. We know they have lots of quality. 

‘They showed us a lot of respect here already and we need to use that respect and play our game and go through.

‘It is going to be exciting tie. They played very well here, kept it tight and they showed us a lot of respect. 

Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold are snapped ahead of their departure

Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold are snapped ahead of their departure

‘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.’ 

Liverpool have lost their last four away matches in Europe and Van Dijk is conscious of that record, saying: ‘We need to do better than we did in the last away games in the Champions League. 

‘The group stage games were not good but we will do everything we can to get through.’

Defender Joel Matip walking towards the plane while wearing Airpods on Tuesday afternoon

Defender Joel Matip walking towards the plane while wearing Airpods on Tuesday afternoon

Alberto Moreno, James Milner and youngster Nathaniel Phillips walk towards the plane

Alberto Moreno, James Milner and youngster Nathaniel Phillips walk towards the plane

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