Bayern Munich reportedly suffer potentially big blow ahead of Champions League clash with Liverpool

goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of Bayern Muenchen controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on January 27, 2019 in Munich,...

Bayern Munich travel to Liverpool for the first-leg of their last 16 Champions League tie in two weeks time.

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer reacts after conceding the second Austrian goal during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018....

Liverpool have received a potential boost ahead of their Champions League showdown with Bayern Munich in two week's time, with the news that Manuel Neuer could miss the clash with a hand injury, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds are currently sit at the top of the Premier League table, whilst Bayern are struggling in the Bundesliga, seven points adrift of league leaders Borussia Dortmund.

 

Liverpool will fancy their chances of beating the five-time winners, but they cannot underestimate the Germans.

On their day, Niko Kovač's side are still one of Europe's best teams, but they will have their work cut-out against the Merseyside outfit.

Especially if the latest reports are true.

Dodi Lukebakio of Duesseldorf scores a penalty against Manuel Neuer of Bayern Muenchen during the Telekom Cup Semifinal match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Bayern Muenchen at Merkur...

The Liverpool Echo claims that the Bavarian giants could be without one of their key men - Manuel Neuer, for the first-leg of their last 16 tie with Liverpool at Anfield on February 19th.

The 32-year-old is one of the continent's finest goalkeepers, and Bayern's chances of progressing through against Liverpool will be greatly hampered if he is not available for either or both of the games.

Bayern Munich's German keeper Manuel Neuer warms up ahead the Champions League group B match between Bayern Munich and RSC Anderlecht in Munich, southern Germany, on September 12, 2017.

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