Champions League: Kingsley Coman cleared for Bayern Munich's clash against Liverpool after injury scare

Kingsley Coman limped off after injuring his ankle late in the game, making him doubtful for Tuesday's last 16, first leg at Anfield against Liverpool.

Agence France-Presse February 16, 2019 16:44:57 IST
Champions League: Kingsley Coman cleared for Bayern Munich's clash against Liverpool after injury scare
  • Kingsley Coman limped off after injuring his ankle late in the game, making him doubtful for Tuesday's last 16, first leg at Anfield against Liverpool.

  • Coman scored twice in Bayern's 3-2 win at Augsburg in an outstanding display as the defending Bundesliga champions twice came from behind.

  • Should Coman be sidelined, Bayern would be light on wingers with 35-year-old Arjen Robben suffering from a persistent thigh problem.

Berlin: Bayern Munich's on-form striker Kingsley Coman has been given the green light to face Liverpool in the Champions League after fears he had sustained ligament damage in the 3-2 Bundesliga win over Augsburg were dispelled on Saturday.

Coman, 22, put in an outstanding display on Friday, scoring twice and making the third goal, as Bayern twice came from behind despite conceding an own goal with just 13 seconds gone.

Champions League Kingsley Coman cleared for Bayern Munichs clash against Liverpool after injury scare

Kingsley Coman injured his ankle in Bayern Munich's win over Augsburg. Image courtesy: Twitter @FCBayern

Bayern, who face Liverpool at Anfield at Tuesday in the last 16 first leg match, were left holding their breath on Coman's fitness.

Coach Niko Kovac seemed pessimistic Friday and said it would be "annoying" if the Frenchman, who only returned from injury in December, missed the Liverpool match.

But on Saturday Bayern gave Coman the go-ahead.

"After a thorough examination conducted by the Bayern medical staff Saturday morning we can say it was a false alert," the club said on its website.

Coman only returned to full fitness in December after tearing ligaments in the same ankle last August.

"When he was injured (on the opening day of the season), we missed him a lot," said Kovac.

"So I hope he can play (against Liverpool)."

Bayern's away victory on Friday saw the defending champions cut the gap on leaders Borussia Dortmund to just two points. Dortmund play bottom side Nuremberg on Monday.

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