Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Carragher hails "one of the great Liverpool away performances"

Liverpool players celebrate following Sadio Mane's third goal against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena APLiverpool players celebrate following Sadio Mane's third goal against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena
Frederick Owens | 14 March, 2019, 18:53

Despite all the focus on Manchester City chasing a quadruple, Liverpool are still pursuing a Premier League-Champions League double - something not achieved since Manchester United managed it in 2008 - and with Van Dijk in such peerless form, you can not write them off.

Things went downhill for the hosts in the second period as Van Dijk powered a header home on 69 minutes to put Klopp's side back in the driving seat before Mane popped up again to wrap up the win.

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac gives instructions to Franck Ribery during the match against Liverpool at the Allianz Arena in Munich March 13, 2019.

"But the truth is that I don't think Bayern knew what they wanted to do". They know it is a very tough place to come.

His statistics are even better when restricted to the Premier League with 17 shut-outs in 30 matches, which has allowed Klopp's side to take on Manchester City head-to-head as they trail the defending champions by just a point.

Although the Reds didn't always click going forward, with too many passes going astray, they showcased their new-found pragmatism in Munich.

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

Ronaldo comes alive in the Champions League, where he is the owner of a seemingly endless collection of individual records, and he poses an enormous threat to every English club remaining in the competition. Not a lot of teams have on their cards an away win at Munich.

However, the German champions sat back and never created much, despite having more possession. He was the orchestrator in Munich and looked like a teenager playing among 10-year-olds, so comfortable was he on the ball.

"He has all the pressure on his shoulders, he scores three vs. Atletico Madrid and they [Juventus] go through", Guardiola said.

Messi, whose brilliance was key to Guardiola's two Champions League triumphs with Barcelona, is just as unsafe as Ronaldo and it will be intriguing to see whether any of England's four clubs can find a way to overcome the game's two modern greats.

The Liverpool victory means there are four Premier League teams in the last eight of the competition, and no clubs from the Bundesliga.

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