Rush backs German Klopp to see off Bayern

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The draw is cruel on Atletico because if there is one player even more determined to reach the showpiece game next May in the Spanish capital than their own players it is Ronaldo who would see it as his grand vindication after leaving Real Madrid last summer.

Elsewhere in Monday's draw, Atletico Madrid will take on Serie A leaders Juventus, Lyon play Barcelona, Roma face Porto while Dutch club Ajax are set to meet holders Real Madrid. "They [the team] are consistent now, we've got a settled side, it's not just 11 players, they have a squad capable now of doing really well".

Borussia Dortmund progressed to the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League after topping Group A with 10 points.

Manchester United and PSG have never before met in competitive football. "Our team is very strong and we can be calm and confident".

Of course, Klopp's background means he is well acquainted with Bayern and he offered his thoughts on the tie to Liverpoolfc.com immediately after the draw.

"We are looking forward to it. After a winter break, German clubs are always very risky". It makes only a massive difference with injuries and stuff like that, German clubs have the time, two or three weeks, to bring players back and stuff like that while in the same moment we have 10 games.

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The first leg will take place on the 12th, 13th, 19th or 20th of February with the return leg coming on the 5th, 6th, 12th or 13th of March.

The draw included nine former champions with a combined 40 of the 63 Champions League or European Cup titles since the competition began in 1955.

The seeded group winners will play away from home for the first-leg matches.

Spurs host Dortmund on February 13, and will play in Germany on March 5.

"I think it will be a bit of an advantage, Jurgen (Klopp) knows all the German teams inside out", said Liverpool legend Ian Rush, whose side will be without the suspended Virgil Van Dijk for their first leg against the Bundesliga champions.

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