Four Bayern Munich stars ruled out of crunch Liverpool clash

Four Bayern Munich stars ruled out of crunch Liverpool clash


 Bayern Munich lock horns with Liverpool in a mouthwatering Champions League showdown on Tuesday night – and the German giants have been hit with a fresh injury blow  Niko Kovac, who has been forced to name a youthful 21-man travelling squad for the encounter at Anfield, was already without the suspended Thomas Muller and injured duo Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso  And in a further blow to the manager, experienced defender Jerome Boateng is unable to travel to England after being hit with stomach flu   The former Manchester City centre back missed Bayern’s 3-2 victory at Augsburg last Friday, and will now miss the first leg of their crunch last-encounter with the Reds Read More Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri reveals who he wanted to face in the Champions League  Another notable absentee from the travelling party is winger Franck Ribery, who didn’t link up with his teammates on Monday after becoming a father over the weekend  The Frenchman, however, is expected to join up with the rest of the squad on Monday ahead of the European encounter  Kovac will also be boosted by the inclusion of Kingsley Coman, who scored two goals in that victory over Augsburg before limping off injured – but the midfielder has seemingly recovered in time  The Bayern boss is hopeful that his team can take confidence from their morale-boosting performance against Augsburg and deliver a result at Anfield Read More Liverpool starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold issued warning by Brazil legend Cafu  “My team came back from behind twice, dominated the second half on scoring opportunities, and we deserved to win the game,” said Kovac   “We’ll have to be better in Liverpool . But when you play there, there’s a whole different focus  “Maybe one or two of us were already thinking about Liverpool. That’s can’t be ruled out and isn’t good, but it’s human ”   Bayern Munich travelling squad in full: Neuer, Sule, Hummels, Thiago, Martinez, Lewandowski, James, Rafinha, Goretzka, Davies, Jeong, Gnabry, Ulreich, Alaba, Coman, Awoudja, Kimmich, Mai, Sanches, Fruchtl, Shabani

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