Liverpool and Bayern Munich played out an intriguing 0-0 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday, with fans providing mixed thoughts after the final whistle.
Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich
Champions League, Anfield
February 19, 2019
The Reds hosted the Bundesliga giants at Anfield in what proved to be a more cagey, tactical affair than some predicted.
It leaves the tie very finely poised ahead of the return leg in Munich next month, with Liverpool’s clean sheet without Virgil van Dijk the major positive.
Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.
Keita and Henderson impressed, especially in the first half…
Frustrating result given the chances, particularly Mane’s skewed shot, but 0-0 is not a bad result at all. Fabinho and Matip deserve credit for keeping Lewandowski incredibly quiet while Henderson and Keita were very bright, particularly first-half.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) February 19, 2019
Jordan Henderson bossing it. Great stuff.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) February 19, 2019
• Manè should’ve scored.
• Henderson = MOTM.
• Keita showing his worth.
• Matip & Fabinho were solid.
• Clean sheet without Van Dijk.
• 0-0 is a decent result.
• Score draw at Bayern sees us through.
• Remaining positive.
Man Utd on Sunday, next.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) February 19, 2019
“The best game Henderson has played since his arrival”
– Colm Roche on Facebook.
Having Keita is great. He can take the ball in tight spaces in central areas and drive forward. Shame his good performance coincided with Mané and Salah being off cue. It’ll be bedlam when they all play well at once
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) February 19, 2019
Naby Keita has finally arrived, could be massive for the run in
— Jamie (@JamieBarkway) February 19, 2019
Keita's performance tonight deserves respect from all the haters
— Dean (@dean__lfc) February 19, 2019
“I’m liking Keita more and more”
– PeachesEnRegalia on the forums.
Jordan Henderson superb tonight ?
— Darren Farley (@DFImpressionist) February 19, 2019
Fabinho also excelled in a rare centre-back role…
Fabinho putting in a top class performance at CB. Can’t say I’m surprised, proper Rolls Royce of a player that lad.
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) February 19, 2019
What a footballer Fabinho is, though. Colossal in a rare centre-back role.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) February 19, 2019
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) February 19, 2019
“Big shout out to Matip and Fabinho. They did well to shut down Lewandowski.”
– Mihir Ghate on Facebook.
I watched that game with the confidence that Virgil van Dijk was in defence because that is what we are accustomed to. He wasn’t but Fabinho was there fantastically and provided all the assurity that VVD usually does. Versatile.
— Caoimhe (@caoimheone) February 19, 2019
How good was Fabinho? Is there anything he’s shit at? The lad is immense!
— Kenny (@KopAce74) February 19, 2019
“Fabinho was pretty good playing out of position”
– big noyd on the forums.
Fabinho deserves enormous credit stepping into what is still a relatively unfamiliar role on a stage like that. Several perfectly timed challenges in key situations. Such an adaptable and intelligent player.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) February 19, 2019
Klopp’s substitutions didn’t go down well, however…
Those subs. ???? Divock Origi isn't a Champions League striker.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) February 19, 2019
wait so why was Origi brought on instead of Sturridge or Shaqiri?
— Kahuna (@earlblouse) February 19, 2019
Keita's been our best player, I wouldn't take him off.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) February 19, 2019
Frustrating night, think such a high press in the first 60' (right up to 6-yard box!) left the tanks a bit empty near the end.
Not enough movement, no space to dribble, nobody really looked like scoring other than Mane.
Not sure why Keita was taken off, best line-breaker in 2H.
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) February 19, 2019
Shaqiri must not be 100% fit. Not a chance does Klopp leave him as an unused sub otherwise
— Josh (@KloppStyle) February 19, 2019
Why didn’t klopp use his 3rd sub??
— allez (@NotoriousBobby_) February 19, 2019
Worst substitutions ever…. Just saying. #lfc
— S*T*E*V*I*E.. © (@Steviejb23271) February 19, 2019
Still no Shaqiri or Sturridge Klopp + subs =??
— Adam JFT96 YNWA (@AdnPaiLaynLFC) February 19, 2019
Many were positive about a 0-0 draw, especially without Van Dijk playing…
Rather us needing to score than sit on a lead away from home.
— Tom McMahon (@TomMc_Sports) February 19, 2019
Not bad I guess, can't recall too many instances where Lewandowski has been completely shut off and Bayern wasting time throughout.
Have to do it the hard way in the 2nd leg, but our side is capable
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) February 19, 2019
I think 0-0 in a home leg can be a decent result because we're capable of scoring against any team away, but our CL away form has been so poor of late.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) February 19, 2019
FT: #LFC 0 Bayern Munich 0: Frustration at Anfield. Klopp's side far from their fluent best. German champions nullified their threat. But, crucially, Reds kept a clean sheet and will have Van Dijk back for the trip to the Allianz
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 19, 2019
0-0 is a fine result. They get their great home advantage (and our poor CL away record this year!) and we get the away goal advantage. All to play for.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) February 19, 2019
“Am I missing something here? Advantage Bayern Munich?”
– Dave Wood on Facebook.
#LFC not at their best tonight so the major positive to take is a clean sheet. Bayern did a decent job of limiting chances but will have to open up more at home, which could be crucial. A perfectly poised tie.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) February 19, 2019
Decent result for Liverpool, especially given absences. Fair play to their defence, too. After a shaky start, Fabinho, in particular, was class.
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) February 19, 2019
0-0 in the first leg at home in Europe is not a bad result
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) February 19, 2019
“No away goal for BM, but no goal for us at home to take an advantage. All to play for in 3 weeks time. Should be a good game.”
– macca1970 on the forums.
My god I have seen some whiney comments on my timeline.
We played one of Europe's best teams into a shell by half-time.
We kept a clean sheet against Germany's most prolific striker with a makeshift back line.
We are every bit in this tie and fit for United.
— Alex Mansfield (@el_mansfield) February 19, 2019
Happy with that. Bayern are quality. Think we'll score over there, tho. Up the Reds #LFC
— Simon Collings (@simoncollings82) February 19, 2019
Others looked ahead to a crucial clash with Man United on Sunday…
Sunday now a test as much about what we can do to an attacking team away from home as it is the trip to Old Trafford. Good practice for the Allianz.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) February 19, 2019
Roll on Sunday now, bring on yer Manchester United.
— BIG SHAQ. (@FizzyChaudhary) February 19, 2019
“Not a bad result at all. Back firing for Sunday”
– Joey Cart on Facebook.
Now you have to put a today's game behind our backs and look for Sunday's game against Manchester United it's no less important than today's game.
— Castle of the Kop (@castleofthekop) February 19, 2019
Onto the United game. We owe them at spanking at Old Trafford. Big game on Sunday. Vamos.
— Ahmed ?? (@FtblAhmed) February 19, 2019