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Robert Lewandowski will look to defeat 'father figure' Jurgen Klopp in Champions League
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Robert Lewandowski will look to defeat 'father figure' Jurgen Klopp in Champions League

Liverpool will face Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League. The fixture will allow Jurgen Klopp the chance to get one over his former rivals from his time as Borussia Dortmund manager.

But to beat Bayern he will need to stop one of his former players. Robert Lewandowski is the current goalscorer for the German side.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Juergen Klopp of Dortmund celebrates with Robert Lewandowski after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Zenit and Borussia Dortmund at Petrovsky Stadium on February 25, 2014 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Poland international has been in fine form at the Allianz Arena this season. With 22 goals in 22 games, he will be the biggest threat to Liverpool’s hopes of advancing.

The 30=year-old certainly has an interesting relationship with the Liverpool manager.

“I have watched some Liverpool games since the arrival of Klopp, and you can see that the players are enjoying playing for him.

“As a player you know that he totally has your back, he is like a father figure and, because you have that trust in him as a player, it makes you totally open to his methods and his ideas which, in the long term, you always see are for the benefit of your game and for the team.”

– Robert Lewandowski on Jurgen Klopp

Klopp helped develop Lewandowski into one of Europe’s leading centre-forwards during his time at Signal Iduna Park.

In 2016, the Polish striker had some glowing praise for Klopp, backing him to take Liverpool to Premier League glory.

This season, with Liverpool currently top of the league, that finally looks like the aim at Anfield. The Champions League, however, certainly holds a special place in the hearts of Liverpool fans. Klopp will not be going easy on Lewandowski when it comes to denying Bayern their chance of European glory.

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