Bayern Munich boss, Niko Kovac, said fans of the Bundesliga champions will be instrumental in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League second leg round of 16 clash against Liverpool.
In the first leg played a forthnight ago at Anfield, Bayern forced Liverpool to a 0-0 draw.
Speaking ahead of the return leg at the Allianz Arena, Kovac described the game as a must win for his side.
“Tomorrow the whole world will be watching. It’s a highlight, not just for the players and coaches, but also for all fans and the media,” he said in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
“If we want to progress, we have to win tomorrow. It won’t be 0-0. We will see support in the stadium tomorrow that we haven’t seen for a long time!”
Kovac gave the latest on the availability of Kingsley Coman and David Alaba who have been injured.
“Kingsley pushed himself to the limit in training. It’s looking good for him.”
“As things stand, I expect David Alaba to be physically and mentally ready to play tomorrow. He trained as we expected.”
The former Croatian international said his side will be relying on the experience of a player like Franck Ribery to overcome Liverpool.
“These are the games Franck Ribery lives for. He still has it in him to leave his mark on games like this.”