James Rodriguez promises to 'cause Liverpool problems'
- Rodriguez is excited about the prospect of playing against the Reds.
- He is confident Bayern Munich can make the Reds' lives more difficult.
"I'm very much looking forward to facing Liverpool. You can't make mistakes in these games, but I think we can cause Liverpool problems. We have a team that's good enough to go through if it goes well."
Rodriguez has recently made his third competitive start in a row after a long time on the sidelines and he warns us that he gets better every day:
"I think I had a good game against Schalke. I'm feeling better all the time. I was out for nearly three months. I'm providing more quality with each game, but I can still play better."
That's not the first time REal Madrid player on loan in the Bundesliga addresses the upcoming clash against Liverpool. Earlier the Colombian stressed Liverpool are an insanely strong top team.
As Liverpool and Bayern have been drawn to play against each other in the Champions League's Round of 16, there have emerged diverse opinions on the favourites of the clash. With the Reds fighting for the top of the Premier League and the Munich-based side clearly struggling, Jurgen Klopp's men might have a slight edge over the opponents. Thus, the German team's playmaker James Rodriguez has shared his view on the encounter:
"Liverpool are very strong. They are a top team. Last year they reached the final. To get to the next round we need to be better prepared than they are. They are great at counter-attacking, speedy and strong. We have to be prepared.
"I think that Bayern always have a chance in important matches like these. We are a big club with great players. We have to battle on. We are Bayern Munich and we always have to try. We have to be in good spirits and stick together. We'll see then what comes next."
Liverpool were drawn against Bayern at December UEFA ceremony in Switzerland. The first leg will take place at Anfield on February 19, the return leg scheduled for March 13. The Reds' key player Virgil van Dijk will miss the game No 1 because of picking up three yellows in 6 group stage clashes.