Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer wants Jurgen Klopp as manager

Jose Verdugo
Marcha 14, 2019

Liverpool are now in the hat for Friday's Champions League quarter-final/semi-final draw.

Mane's goal gave them the edge but instead adding to their lead when they had the upper hand, Matip's own goal let Bayern back into the game against the run of play.

His statistics are even better when restricted to the Premier League with 17 shut-outs in 30 matches, which has allowed Klopp's side to take on Manchester City head-to-head as they trail the defending champions by just a point.

"It's massive, a big step for us", said Klopp. We're top in the Bundesliga and we're still in the cup.

"We all feel that's where this club belongs and we proved it at least a little bit".

Whether he was joking or not, it's fair to suggest that Juventus knew exactly what they getting when they signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer.

"It's a hard place to come".

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"But we kept them as often as possible away from our goal". Only twice since 2010 has a team without Ronaldo or Messi won the Champions League - Chelsea in 2012 and Bayern Munich in 2013 - and it will take a great team, or an outstanding player, to prevent one of them from claiming another winners' medal this season.

City demolished Schalke 04 in a 10-2 aggregate victory over two legs, while neighbours United overturned the odds to fight back from a 2-0 first-leg home defeat against Paris Saint-Germain with a stunning 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes.

"You have to find different ways". I don't want to speak about it really.

The ex-England global also praised Van Dijk for his assured style of play before admitting he would love to have played with the Dutchman.

"I had a lot of duels, not just with the one player, and it was very hard because I was alone sometimes, and I didn't have help also and I couldn't do some things".

Liverpool will return to Premier League action this Sunday, with a crucial trip to Fulham on the cards which could have huge implications on the title race.

And fans will hope the omens will show they can go all the way to the final again.

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