Leipzig host Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 16 February at 21:00 CET. This page will update with team news, quotes and expert analysis as kick-off approaches.
What’s the story?
A meeting of 2019 winners and 2020 semi-finalists that pits together Jürgen Klopp and the 33-year-old who has long been earmarked as ‘the new Jürgen Klopp’, Julian Nagelsmann. Klopp has never faced Leipzig – they did not grace the Bundesliga until after his 2015 departure for England – but needs no introduction to a side that ended Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League hopes.
Where to watch the game on TV
Latest: Leipzig 4-0 Bochum, 03/02
Where they stand: 2nd in Bundesliga
Latest: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton, 03/03
Where they stand: 4th in Premier League
Leipzig: Gulácsi; Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Kampl, Sabitzer, Angeliño; Haidara, Olmo; Forsberg
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Matip, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Thiago Alcántara; Mané, Salah, Firmino
View from the camps
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager: “[The draw is] pretty much as tough as it gets. Leipzig played in the semi-final last year and this year look good again. In a very difficult, tricky group, they went through and it says pretty much everything about them: outstanding.”
More to follow