Bayern Munich stars train in the snow ahead of Champions League clash against Liverpool but the cold snap is set to clear in time for visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side
- Bayern Munich trained in the snow ahead of their return leg with Liverpool
- The Champions League last-16 tie is tantalisingly poised at 0-0 after first leg
- Fans could be chilly at the Allianz Arena with near-freezing weather
- Bayern come into the match on a high after regaining top spot in Bundesliga
Bayern Munich trained in the snow on Monday as they aim to put a freeze on Liverpool’s Champions League aspirations.
The two European heavyweights are set to meet at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening with the tie on a knife-edge following the goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg.
Bayern tweeted a video of snow falling at their Sabener Strasse training base early on Monday morning, with the whole complex well and truly covered in the white stuff.
Bayern Munich player Javi Martinez trains in the snow on Monday ahead of the Liverpool game
The Champions League tie is poised at 0-0 following the first leg at Anfield last month
Bayern Munich’s players trained in snowy conditions on Monday ahead of their Champions League last-16, second leg against Liverpool on Wednesday night
However, the Bayern squad were still able to hold their training session as planned with one of the pitches being completely cleared of snow by the time the players arrived.
The snow continued to fall in flurries, however, and the thousands of Liverpool fans travelling out to Bavaria in the next couple of days would be advised to pack warm clothing.
Temperatures will reach a low of 4C on Wednesday bit there could be a considerable wind chill factor making it feel much colder at kick-off.
Bayern reported that Thomas Muller missed Monday’s training session because of family reasons, while Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso were also absent.
Bayern’s Twitter account posted a video of snow falling heavily on Monday ahead of training
But the players wrapped up warm and trained once the snow had been cleared from the pitch
A picture from last month as Bayern trained in the snow at their Sabener Strasse base
Star striker Robert Lewandowski trained individually in the gym and was spared the cold.
Bayern come into the Liverpool match brimming with confidence after snatching the Bundesliga lead from rivals Borussia Dortmund with a 6-0 thrashing of Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Lewandowski scored twice to become the Bundesliga’s all-time top scoring foreign player with 197.
The forecast for Wednesday night’s game could see temperatures drop to a low of 4C
Bayern celebrate after returning to the Bundesliga summit following a 6-0 win over Wolfsburg
Robert Lewandowski smiles after scoring twice in Bayern’s 6-0 thrashing of Wolfsburg
The first leg between the two teams at Anfield ended in a goalless draw to leave the tie open
Bayern and Dortmund are both tied on 57 points at the top of the table after 25 matches. There are nine rounds of the season remaining.
Liverpool also come into the second leg in high spirits following their 4-2 win over Burnley on Sunday afternoon.
They moved back to within one point of Premier League leaders Manchester City as they chase their first league title since 1990.