The best of the photos as Liverpool cruise to 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich

1 August 2017

Liverpool produced a scintillating attacking display against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, breezing to a 3-0 win at the Allianz Arena.


Much of the talk before the game was that this would be the Reds’ biggest test of the summer so far, with Bayern littered with world-class talent.

Not many gave Liverpool a chance of reaching Wednesday’s Audi Cup final against Atletico Madrid, but Jurgen Klopp‘s side were magnificent from start to finish.

Klopp went with a strong starting lineup against the Bundesliga champions, with the attacking quartet of Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all involved from the off.

Loris Karius started in goal, while Alberto Moreno and Trent Alexander-Arnold were about to excel at left and right-back, respectively.

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's players line-up for a team group photograph before the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. goalkeeper Loris Karius, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Sadio Mane, Emre Can. Front row L-R: Roberto Firmino, Alberto Moreno, captain Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Philippe Coutinho Correia, Mohamed Salah. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool made a dream start when Firmino found the on-rushing Mane, and the Senegalese winger finished with typical aplomb.

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores the first goal during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

He celebrated with a trademark leap……

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds found themselves 2-0 up before half-time, as another flowing move saw Mane and Moreno link-up down the left and Salah head home from close-range.

Liverpool’s two flying wingers celebrated together……

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Sadio Mane during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mane was an absolute menace throughout the night, while there was a typically understated performance by captain Jordan Henderson, and more wizardry on show from Coutinho.

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Firmino may not have been as noticeable as his other teammates, but his endless work on and off the ball was as effective as ever.

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Substitute Daniel Sturridge put the icing on the cake with a wonderful dinked finished late on, although he injured himself in the process, which was the one negative on the night.

MUNICH, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the third goal during the Audi Cup 2017 match between FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves, considering this was only a friendly against a fairly disappointing Bayern side, but we once again saw what Liverpool can do in the final third.

Attention now turns to Wednesday’s clash with Atletico – can the Reds make it two tournament wins this summer?

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