Matip starts, Klopp makes one big change: Liverpool predicted XI vs Bayern

Liverpool will be out there in search of a first leg advantage when they take on Bayern Munich in a titanic meeting in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Key man Van Dijk will be missing from the Reds’ defence for the Champions League last-16 first leg as he serves a one-match suspension.

Dejan Lovren (hamstring) is a doubt while Joe Gomez (broken leg) is sidelined, and boss Jurgen Klopp may deploy midfielder Fabinho alongside Joel Matip in central defence.

There have also been claims about Roberto Firmino missing training recently but the Brazilian might be deemed fit for the game anyway with no reports of a serious injury.

The absence of Virgil van Dijk means Klopp will have a big change to make at the back and that in itself could go a long way in deciding whether Liverpool are able to survive this tie or not.

If it all goes right though, Bayern Munich are a struggling side at the moment and the Reds can fancy their chances.