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 .
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 .