Liverpool must be ready for ‘big fight’ at Bayern Munich, says Van Dijk

• Defender admits improvement rests on absorbing pressure
• ‘We have a 0-0 and want to do everything to get through’

Virgil van Dijk has said Bayern Munich will pose a serious test of Liverpool’s patience and resolve as he called on Jürgen Klopp’s team to prepare for “a big fight” at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern held Liverpool to a goalless draw in the last-16 first leg at Anfield with a performance that Van Dijk describes as a show of respect to the Premier League contenders. Liverpool, however, lost all three away fixtures in the Champions League group phase and the Netherlands captain admits a necessary improvement rests on how they absorb pressure from the new leaders of the Bundesliga.

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