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Jurgen Klopp was upset that Niko Kovac didn't immediately shake his hand after Liverpool v Bayern.

Jurgen Klopp & Niko Kovac's heated exchange after Liverpool v Bayern was about the handshake

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Liverpool and Bayern Munich produced a bore draw in their Champions League last 16 first leg at Anfield.

Given both teams proficiency in attack, and their defensive troubles, many expected the tie to be a high scoring one.

However, that did not prove to be the case.

Chances were few and far between during the 90 minutes, with both goalkeepers rarely being troubled.

That means that there's all to play for going into the second leg at the Allianz Arena next month.

Bayern will go into the tie as favourites, knowing that a win on the night would see them through to the quarter-finals.

However, Liverpool know that a score draw would see them through.

Both managers look on during Liverpool v Bayern

While Tuesday night's encounter was a drab affair, there was a talking point between both managers after the game.

Jurgen Klopp and Niko Kovac were seen arguing after the game, with the former clearly wound up.

Watch the moment below:

It was unknown what the argument was about at the time.

But both managers were asked about the exchange after the game, and it seems the cause of the issue was about the handshake.

"I wanted to shake Niko's hand immediately and then he went in the crowd of his players," said Klopp, per Sky Sports. "I thought he shakes the whole of Bayern's hands.

"Then when he came back I said 'I am waiting' and he apologised and I said no problem and he wants to apologise again. That's how it was."

And Kovac's version of events was the same as Klopp's.

Niko Kovac apologised to Jurgen Klopp

"That was funny," said the Bayern boss. "We were on English soil. In Germany it is normal when games end you shake hands with your players.

"In England, first the coaches shake hands. So I did what I did in Germany, said sorry and made up for it. And in Germany we will do it as we do it in Germany."

So there we have it. It seems there won't be any animosity when the two managers face off for the second leg on March 13.

Who do you think will progress to the quarter-finals? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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