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)

“Mane and Salah are devastating” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bayern Munich

Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the final of the Audi Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Allianz Arena.

Liverpool 3-0 Bayern Munich

Audi Cup, Allianz Arena
August 1, 2017

Goals: Mane 7″, Salah 34″, Sturridge 84″

Following Saturday’s victory against Hertha Berlin, Jurgen Klopp vowed to field his strongest available team in the Audi Cup and that’s exactly what he did as Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino all started.

There was a return for Loris Karius in goal and Jordan Henderson captained the side from midfield.

Liverpool started off strongly as Firmino set up Mane within seven minutes to put the visitors in the lead.

The Reds almost doubled their lead when Alberto Moreno‘s pinpoint cross found Mo Salah at the back post but the new signing couldn’t beat Sven Ulreich.

It didn’t take too much longer for Salah to score Liverpool’s second as Mane and Moreno combined on the left to set-up a straight forward tap-in for the Egyptian.

Liverpool thought they had scored a third when Ryan Kent‘s quick feet helped to set up Marko Grujic shortly after the pair’s introduction to the second-half.

However, a flag was raised and Liverpool had to settle for a 2-0 victory as they saw out a very impressive performance.

Daniel Sturridge was keen to make his mark on the game and he did so within minutes as he added Liverpool’s third goal.

It was a disappointing end for Liverpool though as the striker immediately pulled up with an injury after scoring and was forced to leave the field.


Fans couldn’t wait to see Coutinho, Mane, Salah and Firmino start together for the first time…

“Mane, Salah,Coutinho & Firmino are all firing. Feeling sorry for Bayern!” – Lango Ngcongo on Facebook.


And when Firmino and Mane combined for the first goal, fans were delighted…

“Man, these guys look terrifying.” – Alexandru Ciobanu on Facebook.

“That goal is why Firmino is so well suited to lead the attack for us. Wins the ball back and takes the right option straight away. Nice finish from Mane too!” – Ed209 on the forums.


Things got even better when Mane, Moreno and Salah combined for Liverpool’s second goal…


There was plenty of praise for Alberto Moreno…

“Moreno is looking decent this pre-season. Maybe a little too late though.” – Solo Pigeon Pack on the forums.


Sturridge’s introduction got fans discussing his part this season…


Ryan Kent’s quick feet almost set up Liverpool’s third goal but it was ruled out…

“Wonderful play from the two youngsters, Kent and Grujic.” – Awny on the forums.


But Sturridge’s injury was a disappointing moment…

“Fair play to Sturridge. He pulled something and still finished.” – Pete Matthews on Facebook.

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