Hoeness hopes to avoid Reds

12 March 2009 07:10
Bayern Munich's general manager Uli Hoeness is keen to avoid Liverpool when the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League is made next Friday. Jurgen Klinsmann's side cruised into the last eight of the competition with a 12-1 aggregate victory against a hapless Sporting Lisbon team after winning Tuesday's second leg at the Allianz Arena 7-1. Hoeness told Bayern's official website: "Our results have certainly earned us a lot of respect. "The other teams will certainly see videos of our games and ask themselves 'hold on a minute, what's going on there?' "I certainly don't want to play against Liverpool though. I think they are very, very strong at the moment. "They have no chance of winning their league anymore and that enables them to concentrate on the Champions League. "We are one of the eight best teams in Europe and that is where we wanted to be. What happens now is a bonus. From the quarter-finals, you need a bit of luck too."

Source: ESA