Arjen Robben admits drawing Liverpool in the Champions League was the worst possible draw for Bayern

Arjen Robben admitted Bayern were given the 'worst possible draw' in the shape of Liverpool

Liverpool scraped through to the Champions League group stages last month.

The Reds needed to win 1-0 or by two clear goals against Napoli, and they managed the former thanks to a Mohamed Salah goal.

However, they came ever so close to exiting the competition, with Alisson Becker conjuring a wonder-save to deny Arkadiusz Milik and Napoli a dramatic late equaliser.

Liverpool qualified but, having finished second, the chances of being drawn against one of Europe's elite teams were high.

And that was exactly what happened.

The Reds were drawn to play Bayern Munich and will play the first of their games at Anfield in little over a month.

But how are Bayern feeling about it?

Arjen Robben gave his honest opinion of Liverpool ahead of the tie next month and, it's fair to say he's not too pleased by the draw.

“Liverpool is doing well again, just like last year when they made it to the final, and I also see them as a favourite for the Champions League victory this season," the veteran winger told football-oranje.com, per the Mirror.

”For us, it was perhaps the worst possible draw, but it’s going to be a great challenge, we have to look at ourselves, keep working hard and improve ourselves.

Robben has identified Liverpool as one of the favourites for the Champions League

"If we have a good day and play the way we want, I’m sure we’ll make it very difficult for Liverpool.”

Robben was also very complimentary of his countryman, Virgil van Dijk.

When asked about him, he said: “I do not know if he is the best defender in the world, but other people are allowed to judge that, but I’m happy for him.

"He has made big strides lately, just look where he comes from.

"He is a key player at a gigantic club, and he is the captain of the Dutch national team. He deserves all the compliments.

“He has grown as a player, but also as a personality, I am happy for him, where he is at the moment.

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