Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has this afternoon offered updates on the health of each Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman, forward of his facet’s showdown with Liverpool subsequent week.
Bayern vs Liverpool
The Bundesliga champions are set to welcome Liverpool to the Allianz Area subsequent Wednesday, for the second-leg of the Champions League last-16 tie between the golf equipment.
Bayern’s journey to Anfield 2 weeks in the past ultimately resulted in a surprisingly-drab Zero-Zero stalemate, a consequence which units the tie on a knife-edge forward of subsequent week’s return-leg.
The conflict on Merseyside noticed either side head into proceedings with out the companies of key gamers, with Liverpool having been lacking the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren.
Bayern, in the meantime, have been with out the injured Arjen Robben, Leon Goretzka and Jerome Boateng, together with the suspended Thomas Muller.
And the Bavarians have since had blended luck on the injury-front over the weeks since, with Kingsley Coman sidelined with an ankle damage, however Boateng having returned to the membership’s beginning line-up, and Goretzka having resumed first-team coaching.
As well as, one other enormous increase for the German champions got here within the type of Arjen Robben’s return to the coaching pitch this week.
After recovering from a thigh downside, the Dutchman had been anticipated to supply an skilled choice out vast for Bayern once they welcome Liverpool to Munich subsequent week, however, in a hammer blow for each membership and participant, Niko Kovac has this afternoon confirmed that Robben has picked up a recent calf damage.
As such, the previous Chelsea and Actual Madrid man is not going to characteristic versus Liverpool.
Kovač: “With Robben, we sadly have one other injured participant once more. He’s positively out for Wolfsburg and Liverpool” pic.twitter.com/4kuuEXCtpQ
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 7, 2019
Kingsley Coman, although, is predicted to make a return to the pitch imminently:
🗣️ Niko #Kovac: “@ArjenRobben injured his calf yesterday and received’t make the squad. Kingsley #Coman is on his manner and we’re longing for #FCBLFC. Arjen positively received’t be prepared for that sport.” #MiaSanMia #FCBWOB pic.twitter.com/DYrEgOZsyo
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 7, 2019
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