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Premier League title race: & # 39; Champions League is a welcome change for Liverpool & # 39; – McAteer is happy with the break

The European draw against Bayern Munich comes just at the right time for the Reds, according to their former winger

Former Liverpool striker Jason McAteer is pleased that the Reds have released the title match in the Premier League, believing that the lack of a game this weekend will help their players recover for key games on the horizon.

Jurgen Klopp & # 39; s side do no games this weekend after their surprising FA Cup-exit in the hands of Wolves in the third round, giving Liverpool a chance to regroup for difficult matches against Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

Title rivals Manchester City has still played a game than the Reds in the Premier League, but is currently only ahead of the goal difference. They have a busy practice list with extra matches in the FA Cup against Newport County and the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea in the next two weeks, while Liverpool alone to have the league and Champions League to focus on.

McAteer thinks that this can benefit Liverpool, which is currently in the midst of a defensive crisis, and gives important players such as Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold a chance to prove their condition in the run-up to the home clash with Bayern Munich.

"We now have a little bit of time to get some players back," McAteer said Target. "I think it would be more of a problem if it was this Wednesday, it's a big, big game to continue and beat Bayern would give us confidence.

"It is also a welcome relief from the Premier League pressure because the microscope played on them since the turn of the year in Manchester City, where performance has probably not been great.

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"We have dropped points, we have given away a lead, but then I look to Saturday [against Bournemouth] and thought we were back at our best. It was a really good performance. It was a huge three points. The crowd played their part.

"But we have a few days to consider players from the treatment table and back. Hopefully we will get back some great personalities and have a strong team against Bayern. "

After that crunch-meeting with the German champions, the attention returns to the Premier League, where Liverpool travels to Manchester United on February 24. Since replacing Jose Mourinho as manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 9 victories in 10 league matches and will be looking for improvement of that stat against the bitter rivals of the club.

McAteer is well aware of the challenge that the Reds face Manchester, but believes that it is exactly the kind of challenge that the title candidates will enjoy.

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"It is huge, Man Utd and Liverpool is perhaps the biggest game of the season, it is perhaps one of the biggest games in the world," he continued.

"It will be a difficult question because Manchester United is in the form in which they are to be is very, very good at the moment. They sure would not wants to lose from them arch rivals. I think it's just the type of game that Liverpool needs. That kind of high-profile games. If you go in, our big players usually appear for the big, big games and it will be a good game. I look forward."

McAteer will play for the Liverpool Legends when they include an Irish XI in a special fundraising for the benefit of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust on April 12 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Visit supportsean.com for more information about Sean's story or to donate to the campaign.

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