Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Klopp delighted to put Liverpool back on the map

Klopp delighted to put Liverpool back on the map

Sadio Mané has handed Liverpool a huge advantage at the Allianz Arena after he opened the scoring against Bayern Munich.

The result ended a run of five successive Champions League defeats - including the final last May - away from Anfield and maintained Klopp's record of never having lost any of the nine two-legged European ties he has overseen as Liverpool manager in Europe.

"Scoring three here is really hard - actually we scored four because we scored the other one as well!" he told a post-match news conference.

Maybe we're being a bit harsh on Neuer here.

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

"We again set a mark for this wonderful club, that we really are back on the landscape of worldwide top football". I'm really happy about the result.

"Virgil knows he can play better, that we can play better, but in the second half we played as good as possible and necessary in a place like this".

Van Dijk sat out the first leg through suspension and, once again, proved an influential presence on his return. "So young, so strong, already so mature". We wanted to play more football than we did in first half, and we changed and did that in the second half much better. "It is so important to stay in the game at times and answer all the questions". "We managed to win an away game at Bayern Munich - which is quite hard", said the midfielder. It's not sweeter for me because it's Bayern. We have a lot to improve, a lot to learn, but we are back and I like that very much'.

Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels heads clear under pressure from Liverpool's Roberto Firmino. That doesn't bring me anything.


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