Niko Kovac has welcomed Bayern Munich's pairing with Liverpool in the Champions League, describing it as like a semi-final.
Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner will not take any time out despite the death of his father at the weekend.
Jurgen Klopp is refusing to underestimate Bayern Munich after Liverpool were drawn with them in the Champions League last 16.
Liverpool were drawn with Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League, and two former Reds are expecting a quarter-final spot.
Christian Gentner's father passed away at the Mercedes-Benz Arena following Stuttgart's Bundesliga fixture with Hertha-Berlin.
Bayern Munich blew Hannover away on Saturday, leaving Niko Kovac lauding the performance as their best under him.
Borussia Monchengladbach could only draw with Hoffenheim, meaning Borussia Dortmund have extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich starred as Bayern Munich swept Hannover aside with ease, winning 4-0 in the Bundesliga.
Robert Lewandowski may be seen as the leading striker in the Bundesliga, yet Benjamin Pavard did not pick him as his toughest opponent.
Bayern Munich will not risk Arjen Robben in their final matches of 2018 in a bid to have him fully fit in the new year.