Klopp after Liverpool’s draw with Bayern: “It wasn't a Champions League night.”

Klopp bemoans final pass after draw with Bayern.

Liverpool are in Munich in three weeks. (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

Jurgen Klopp wasn’t happy with Liverpool’s display after they played out a goalless draw with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The Reds were really wasteful in front of goal [registering only two shots on target] at Anfield although the Bundesliga champions’ defence put in a good performance on the night.

However, the Liverpool boss reckons the goalless draw was a 'good' result after they extended their unbeaten home run in all European competitions to 20 games.

Klopp to BT Sport: "We made life more difficult with the last pass today - about 10 or 12 times a promising situation [fizzled out]. We can play better. We should play better.

"In the first half we had the bigger chances. I can't remember any chances for either side in the second half. It wasn't a Champions League night from that point of view. From a result point of view, it's OK. It's not a dream result but it's a good one."

The match tonight was Klopp's 30th managerial meeting with Bayern in all competitions - more than any other opponent in his career - but the first to finish 0-0.

The German added: "It was a clean sheet without the big man [Virgil van Dijk]. A lot of people wouldn't have expected that. The defending was good. A lot of things were really good. I’m not over the moon but I’m completely OK with the game."

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