UCL: Liverpool stronger than Bayern Munich, they can punish us – Coquelin warns Villarreal

Villarreal midfielder, Francis Coquelin, has warned his teammates that Liverpool are stronger than Bayern Munich.

Coquelin said that Villarreal would have to take their chances against Liverpool because, in two minutes, Jurgen Klopp’s side could punish them.

The former Arsenal star gave the warning ahead of Villarreal’s Champions League semi-final first-leg tie with Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Recall that Villarreal will clash with Liverpool at Anfield after knocking Bayern Munich out of the Champions League last-8 a few weeks ago.

“They [Bayern Munich] realised in the first leg because we could have scored three or four. I thought they would think: ‘Maybe we talked a bit too much.’ But then they did exactly the same. So they didn’t learn their lesson. And all the chances we didn’t take in the first leg, we did in the second. We got one, and scored it. That is why they got knocked out,” Coquelin told the Guardian.

“But you go to the Allianz and it’s still difficult, you know. Especially when you miss so many chances in the first leg. I was a little bit … not scared because I was convinced we would have chances, but you do think: ‘I hope we don’t regret this.’

“Luckily, that wasn’t the case, but we have to learn from that because I think Liverpool are stronger than Bayern. We have to take our chances because in two minutes, they can punish you. They’re in a massive moment.”

The kick-off time for the match is 8 pm.

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