Klopp showers praise on Henderson after Bayern draw

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Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool side were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, though they did have the opportunity to win the match on multiple occasions.

Bayern produced a magnificent defensive display at Anfield to stifle Liverpool's attacking threats, but Lawrenson said the onus will be on the Germans to commit more in attack to support striker Robert Lewandowski in front of their home fans.

Virgil van Dijk missed the game due to suspension and Wijnaldum missed his Dutch teammate, "We did well in the back, but it's easier when Virgil is there, he has proven that since he played at Liverpool".

"Our problem was, on one hand the quality of the opponent of course, but on the other hand our last pass was not our friend", he told a news conference. We are strong at home, but I don't think anyone has an advantage going into the second leg'.

That is according to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who says this was highlighted once again in the Reds' 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. For a team that can be so devastating on the counterattack, the second leg would appear to be set up for Liverpool to claim the result required to take them into the quarterfinals.

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"It is not the result or the game we dreamed of". Then a 0-0 is enough as well, or we draw 1-1 - but that's now enough as well. If we win tonight 1-0, what would have changed really?

"We made life more hard with the last pass today - about 10 or 12 times a promising situation [fizzled out]. So not flawless but good enough". "I'm sure Bayern will believe the scenario suits them, but I would be confident Klopp's side can go there and score, which is another reason why drawing 0-0 is not the worst result in the world", Lawrenson said. We would've liked it to have been better, we would've probably liked to score one or two goals, but that's the way it is.

"I can't remember that many clubs that have not lost and not conceded at Anfield", he said.

In many ways the tournament starts for real in the last 16, because this is such a step up in class, but Klopp's side will be switched on and ready for the task ahead. "I thought he shakes the whole of Bayern's hands. We came up against a very experienced team, a team that has been there and done it for six or seven years now", he said.

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