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Bayern Munich pushed aside and knocked out by Liverpool

14 March 2019

Sadio Mané scored twice in a superb individual display while the equally impressive Virgil van Dijk also scored in Liverpool's first European away win of the season, and arguably their finest under Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp won his fair share of matches against Bayern during his time in the Bundesliga, yet his Borussia Dortmund side so painfully lost the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.

"Scoring three here is really hard - actually we scored four because we scored the other one as well!" he told a post-match news conference.

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

'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 global top football. That makes me really proud and happy because I think this club deserves recognition and awareness again.

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

Van Dijk sat out the first leg through suspension and, once again, proved an influential presence on his return. What can I say?

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"It was really good".

"Tonight we played - especially the second half - as good as necessary and as possible. It is so important to stay in the game at times and answer all the questions". There are some places in world football that whatever team comes here - Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona - they wouldn't expect to win it.

"I'm not like this". It's not sweeter for me because it's Bayern.

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"A lot of teams struggle here to get a result, but we still did it".

Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels heads clear under pressure from Liverpool's Roberto Firmino.

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Bayern Munich pushed aside and knocked out by Liverpool