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Bayern Munich's humiliation vs. Liverpool must lead to change

Steve Nicol credits Liverpool for their return to the final eight of the Champions League, despite not playing to the high standard they set last season.

Early exchanges at post-match press conferences are often anodyne affairs, but on Wednesday night an ashen-faced Niko Kovac was immediately confronted with the most important, most uncomfortable question his team's 3-1 defeat had raised.

"What was your idea for the game?"

Kovac's reply spoke volumes. The 47-year-old started by congratulating Liverpool for being the "better team," then went on to say that Bayern's tactics were to employ a "controlled offensive" in recognition of their opponents'...

With Bundesliga at stake, Dortmund might be supporting Bayern in Champions League

On Feb. 18, diners at an exclusive Italian restaurant on Liverpool's Castle Street were disturbed by cries of joy. The club bosses of Bayern Munich, in town for the following night's Champions League tie with Liverpool, had just received news of Borussia Dortmund's score: 0-0 away to bottom side 1. FC Nurnberg.

The Bayern board's laughter and jubilant shouts showed that they regarded their rivals' meek draw as a big win for themselves. The deficit was now only three points. The championship, all...

Weston McKennie exclusive: U.S. star motivated by Schalke coach Tedesco and The Rock

Schalke's Weston McKennie revealed how he has drawn upon inspiration from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during Schalke's tough season in the Bundesliga.

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany -- With every passing day, every training session and every game, Weston McKennie has come closer to becoming fully established at the third-biggest club in the Bundesliga. When you're 20 years old, gifted with a body that's only becoming stronger and a mind tuned into the concept of personal growth, time is on your side. But not this week.

This week, McKennie is racing against the clock. The United States international midfielder is desperate to overcome a hamstring injury...

Fernandinho and Casemiro lead the game's most underrated midfielders

Fernandinho is a classic box-to-box player but has adapted to life under Pep Guardiola at Man City. He's now more of a deep-lying creator.

Football has never been so obsessed with individual brilliance and star power given the quality on show, but not everyone can be the hero. There remains a place for the humble, workmanlike and dependable holding midfielder. Here are five who have been in particularly good form this season.

Fernandinho, Manchester City

City's title challenge seemed to falter during the Christmas period when they suffered back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester. Notably, it was also the first two...

Marko Grujic determined to make it at Liverpool as Hertha loan flourishes

Marko Grujic, 22, has played just 14 games for Liverpool in three years but is still held in high regard by the club.

Liverpool will welcome a revelation to their squad at the end of the season, a player from the "top shelf" of the transfer market. A 22-year-old considered to be the best midfielder at an established Bundesliga club, an integral figure who has only lost one league game all season.

The Merseysiders' recruitment team knows him well, as do their coaching staff and most of the squad.

His name? Marko Grujic -- Jurgen Klopp's first signing as Liverpool manager.

The midfielder, on loan at Hertha...

Dortmund made to pay for inexperience by ruthless Tottenham at Wembley

A stunned Jadon Sancho said he had "no words" after Borussia Dortmund's second half collapse at Wembley saw them lose 3-0 to Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash. But if the 18-year-old Englishman continues his German studies, he'll soon come across the perfect idiom to sum up what happened to the Bundesliga leaders on Wednesday night: Lehrgeld.

Lehrgeld is historical term which describes the fees which apprentices had to pay their masters in consideration for being...