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Klopp: Dortmund can pounce on Bayern injury crisis

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The Bavarians will be without Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and David Alaba at Signal Iduna Park and the BVB boss is hoping to cause an upset

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Borussia Dortmund are a long way off of Bayern Munich’s level, but believes his side can beat their rivals when they meet on Saturday.

Dortmund are climbing back up the Bundesliga after a terrible first half of the season and currently sit in 10th place, 31 points behind Pep Guardiola’s men.

Klopp admits that his side have fallen some way since they won two straight league titles between 2010 and 2012 and faced Bayern in the Champions League final in 2013.

He does, though, believe they can still pick up three points at Bayern’s expense at the Signal Iduna Park at the weekend, especially without the injured Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and David Alaba.

“We are not on the same level as Bayern at the moment,” he told reporters. “Nevertheless, we surely still have a chance to win, although the situation now is very different from recent years. There is a really big gap in points between us and them now.