Neuer: I think I will be between the sticks vs Liverpool
- The Bayern goalkeeper hopes to recover from a thumb injury to play vs the Reds in the Champions League.
- He is looking forward to the clash, saying he's eager to experience 'special' Anfield atmosphere.
The Reds host Bayern in the first leg of the last 16 round of the Champions League. The goalkeeper missed last two games in Bundesliga due to a thumb injury. He did train on Sunday but only used his feet not to aggravate the damage. However, he is optimistic over his chances to get a spot between sticks at Anfield.
"I am fine, it's not that bad," The 32-year-old told ESPN. "I think our medical [staff] will push me into goal and if everything is fine in training, I will play [against Liverpool]. "We are all positive. I think I will be between the sticks."
"It's the first game for me at Anfield," the goalie said. "I'm looking forward to playing there. We have heard a lot about the atmosphere in the stadium -- everyone who watches football knows it's special -- and I think they will be two great games.
"For us, the Champions League is very important. It is a knockout tie, two finals. We are happy to play in their stadium. Hopefully, it will be great night for us. But it depends on the result, of course."