MUNICH, GERMANY - Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd Leg match between FC Bayern M¸nchen and Liverpool FC at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Pure world class”, “We can win it this time” – Liverpool fans react to 3-1 thumping of Bayern

Liverpool advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals with a mightily impressive 3-1 victory against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool

Champions League Last 16 Second Leg, Allianz Arena
March 13, 2019

Goals: Matip OG 36′; Mane 29′, 84′, Van Dijk 69′

Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a crucial away goal with a terrific chipped finish past Manuel Neuer in the first half to put Liverpool in control of the tie.

A momentary lapse of concentration saw Bayern equalise via a Joel Matip own goal after Andy Robertson was caught out of position, but Virgil van Dijk rose to power Liverpool back in front with a thumping header from a corner in the second half.

Mane then wrapped up the tie with his second of the game, heading past Neuer from Mohamed Salah‘s outside-of-the-boot cross to put the gloss on a historic night for Liverpool in Germany.


Klopp’s decision not to start Fabinho caused a stir at first…

“No surprises there. He’s gone for work rate and that’s the midfield which got us to the final last year.”

David Palmer on Facebook.

“I hate this selection. No guile in that midfield at all.”

PeachesEnRegalia on the forums.


But that was quickly forgotten as Mane’s superb first-half finish drew rapturous applause…

“Seriously what a goal. Pass, touch, turn and then to dink it. Wow.”

Libero on the forums.


While Van Dijk and Matip both received plentiful praise…

Joel Matip was an absolute rock.”

James Martin on Facebook.

“The world’s finest centre back. He has no rivals”

Sir Bill Shankly on the forums.


Salah didn’t score, but his excellent assist for Mane’s second was rightly recognised…

“What a beautiful ball by Mo there. Take a bow.”

Libero on the forums.


Robbo’s stoppage-time yellow card caused some frustration…

“Really silly from Robbo. He’ll be a big miss in the first leg of the quarters.”

Indian Scouser on the forums.


And overall fans were thrilled as Liverpool produced another famous European night…

“That was pure world class in the second half there. So proud of this team.”

Kenny Oswin on Facebook.

“Cool, professional, clinical. Just like the good old days.”

Not clinical on the forums.