Jubilant scenes at the Allianz as Liverpool reach Champions League quarter-finals

Esequiel Farfan
Marcha 14, 2019

Sadio Mane's double booked Liverpool's place in the Champions League quarter-finals, but Virgil van Dijk was the story for Jurgen Klopp.

Yes, Mane became Liverpool's all-time leading goalscorer in away matches at the UEFA Champions League with his second goal against Bayern.

"We don't draw up a season and say the best way to go through it is to go out of all the cup competitions early".

'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. I am really happy about the result and the fact that we are through. I don't know about the statistics, but my impression is that there were not too many hard situations in and around our box.

"It's a hard place to come, not too many teams have wins on their card at Munich". There were not too many hard situations in and around our box and that is a massive sign.

"It is not about playing free-flowing football because that is not possible against a side of this quality, you have to find different ways and we found them".

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

"I think we played too deep and didn't want to make too many risks". We are back - that's good, we have a lot to learn but we are back.

A late booking for Andy Robertson means the full-back will miss the first leg of the quarter-final, which now has four English clubs.

He said: "I see it like all the boys see it in dressing room and everybody who sees it with us, it is a big night". The only shadow is Hendo twisting his ankle, but it is Hendo so hopefully not too serious. Maybe we were trying to play defensive and trying to score goals and maybe that was wrong and today Liverpool were better.

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"He is so young, already so mature, really strong, all good".

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