Robert Lewandowski: Bayern Munich didn't take enough risks against Liverpool

14 March, 2019, 22:53 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Manchester United are the worst Premier League team left in the Champions League- Nicol

With four English clubs reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2008-09 season, we may be on the cusp of a new period of European domination by the richest league in the world.

Virgil van Dijk's leading role in Liverpool's Champions League win over Bayern Munich had manager Jurgen Klopp planning book ideas.

Liverpool fans lauded Sadio Mane after his heroics against Bayern Munich, but many still won't know that he actually made a bit of history on Wednesday night. "The other 25 percent is covered by Virgil van Dijk".

They might have kept a clean sheet against Bayern at Anfield three weeks ago, despite being without the suspended Van Dijk, but the 27-year-old's return to the heart of the defence for this game was transformative for Liverpool.

"We were playing at home but that wasn't our game and I think that's why Liverpool beat us".

FC Barcelona haven't only qualified for the quarter finals of the Champions League but, in the contest against Lyon, broke another record in Europe's top tier competition.


"He actually looks as though he is thinking about it, his touch has got better, his finishing has got better so absolutely, he is Liverpool's man right at this minute in time as far as attacking play is concerned", he added.

"You saw after the second goal how much quality they have", the Croatian said. He also scored a headed goal, Liverpool's crucial second, prompting Klopp to highlight his enormous value to this team.

Despite starting on the bench for the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, the Brazilian player soon had the responsibility of replacing club captain Jordan Henderson, and did a good job even with all the pressure on the game. "And we are strong there".

"Virgil gives organisation on set pieces, and he is risky", Klopp said with some understatement.

The forward was huge for Liverpool on the evening, not just bagging two important strikes, but also working tirelessly in attack and defence, as well as keeping possession when his side needed it.

Liverpool, like Van Dijk, also have plenty of scope to develop and improve, and that is why they have a real chance to win the Premier League, Champions League or both this season.

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