Liverpool Win Over Bayern Munich Adds To German Legend's Worries

Tanya Simon
March 14, 2019

Take a look at Mane's superlative goal from half-a-dozen angles in the video above.

"We were playing at home but that wasn't our game and I think that's why Liverpool beat us".

The Senegalese's 18th and 19th goals of the season helped Liverpool join Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals, the first time since 2009 that four English teams have reached this stage of the competition.

Sadio Mane's brace and a Virgil van Dijk header ensured that the path past Bayern was actually a rather comfortable one. "We conceded one, but everyone could see it was possible [for us to win]".

"It's a big step for us".

" We will see what we can do with it but it's still fantastic for us that LFC as a club, we really are back for the last games of worldwide top football".

"Me and Joel did well, he didn't score so its always a good thing but he's a fantastic striker and he's shown it down the years".

"Today we didn't play like in the Bundesliga, of course I don't know why". We found that and that makes me feel really proud and happy.

Virgil van Dijk outjleaps the Bayern defence to head in Liverpool's second goal from James Milner's cross
GETTY IMAGESVirgil van Dijk outjleaps the Bayern defence to head in Liverpool's second goal from James Milner's cross

James Milner echoed Klopp's praise of Mane's goal, saying the forward displayed "ridiculous" skill while scoring Liverpool's first goal. He also scored a headed goal, Liverpool's crucial second, prompting Klopp to highlight his huge value to this team.

The Senegal global scored twice at the Allianz, his first a wonderful turn to deceive Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer which team-mate James Milner described as "ridiculous", to take his tally to 10 in as many matches. "Hopefully that continues for the rest of the season".

"Top performance tonight in a hostile atmosphere, certainly going 1-1 before half-time", the ex-England defender began.

"We defended pretty well, didn't give them too much, and the front three were outstanding again".

FC Barcelona haven't only qualified for the quarter finals of the Champions League but, in the contest against Lyon, broke another record in Europe's top tier competition.

'But Virg knows he can play better and that we can play better than we did (in Munich).

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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