"The positive is the result is OK, the best draw we can get".
We were a bit lethargic during the group stages, losing all three of our away ties and now we have begun the knockout stage with a goalless stalemate, against a "safety first" Bayern Munich.
This will be just the second season in which these two teams have met in UEFA competition, their only previous run-ins having come during the 1980-81 European Cup semi-finals.
Should the Croatian miss out, the Liverpool manager would be forced to play a makeshift centre-half alongside Joel Matip, with Virgil van Dijk ruled out through suspension.
"I think they would have preferred to have the second leg at home but as they showed last season against a couple of teams, Roma and Manchester City for example, they just blasted early on".
"It was disappointing last night, but I'm not particularly happy with a lot of the negative sounds coming from a few of the Liverpool fans", he told talkSPORT.
"It is half full, half empty, I can't remember that many clubs have not lost and not conceded at Anfield, they are a sensationally good team", said the Croatian.
"It was a tough game", said Lewandowski. Liverpool are a very risky team. We'll need to score if we want to get into the next round.
Though they only occasionally threatened a patchwork Liverpool defence and failed to register a shot on goal, a Bayern side which has avoided defeat in five of six matches since the mid-season break will fancy their chances of overcoming the Premier League outfit.
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"We back ourselves to win any game, whether it is home or away, which is why we are disappointed".
Yes, they are much more of a collective now than they have been in years, but I still don't buy into the Ole Gunner Solskjaer "revolution" being a permanent recalibration for Manchester United.
And I was hoping the fans would have been a bit louder - it was very quiet.