Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool will try as best they can to avoid making any errors that might gift Robert Lewandowski any goalscoring opportunities.

The Anfield outfit travels to Munich to face the Bundesliga table-toppers and face elimination from the Champions League if they fail to overcome Bayern.

With Robert Lewandowski, the main danger man for Niko Kovac’s side, Virgil Van Dijk and his defensive cohorts will look to do their utmost to avoid conceding any goalscoring opportunities to the Champions League top goalscorer.

Liverpool’s Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (R) and Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk attend a team training session at Melwood in Liverpool, north west England on March 12, 2019, on the eve of their Champions League round of 16, second leg football match against Bayern Munich. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

“You need to be aware of the qualities of every striker you face, as I always am, but sometimes you need to be smart and more than 100 per cent ready for anything,” Liverpool’s No.4 told


“If he’s trying to run at you, trying to get past you, you need to be ready for that as well. You don’t need to give any opportunities to those strikers because they will punish you and they will score.”

Despite the close nature of the first leg at Anfield, Liverpool could have travelled to Germany with a two goal lead. Klopp will be sure to have drilled his players on the importance of being clinical; vital at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening.

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