‘We’ve heard a lot about the atmosphere, we know it’s special’: Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer excited for Anfield debut against Liverpool in the Champions League
- Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer is excited to tick Anfield off his list of stadiums
- Neuer will be in goal when Bayern visit Liverpool in the Champions League
- He has been struggling with a finger injury, but Bayern’s No 1 says he will be fit
Having played in huge games at most of Europe’s major stadiums, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is excited to be able to tick Anfield off the list.
The Germany international will be between the sticks when Bayern visit Liverpool in the Champions League last 16 first leg on February 19.
Neuer says he and his Bayern team mates are ready to deal with the hostile Anfield atmosphere in what looks like being one of the ties of the round.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is excited to tick Anfield off his list of stadiums
Neuer will be between the sticks when Bayern visit Liverpool in the Champions League
Neuer told ESPN: ‘It’s the first game for me at Anfield. I’m looking forward to playing there.
‘We have heard a lot about the atmosphere in the stadium – everyone who watches football knows it’s special – and I think they will be two great games
‘For us, the Champions League is very important. It is a knockout tie, two finals. We are happy to play in their stadium. Hopefully, it will be great night for us – but it depends on the result, of course.’
Neuer has been a doubt after struggling with a finger injury, but Bayern’s No 1 says he will be fit
Neuer has been a doubt in the build-up to the game, Bayern’s No 1 struggling with a finger injury that kept him out of the last two matches.
However the Bayern captain says the club physios are doing everything to get him ready in time, and he is confident he will be fit to play in the fixture.
He said: ‘I am fine, it’s not that bad. I think our medical staff will push me into goal and if everything is fine in training, I will play. We are all positive. I think I will be between the sticks.’
Neuer, who won the Champions League with Bayern in 2013, has played every minute of this season’s competition so far for the team, as they finished top of Group E unbeaten.