Virgil van Dijk's Statistics From Bayern Munich Game Are Unbelievable

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2019

In-form Sadio Mane's double was added to by a towering Virgil van Dijk header - Mane's first was an undoubted Goal of the Season contender - with Joel Matip's first-half own goal ultimately proving meaningless.

Liverpool's conviction that they could go toe-to-toe with Bayern on the biggest stage carried them to a 3-1 victory that Klopp heralded as confirmation the club has returned to elite level.

We're top in the Bundesliga and we're still in the cup.

"We all feel that's where this club belongs and we proved it at least a little bit". At home they showed us a lot of respect with the way they played because that's not the way they play. If Barcelona comes here, if Real Madrid comes here, Manchester City, it is not that they expect to win. They know it is a very tough place to come.

"But we kept them as often as possible away from our goal".

"We know the way we're playing, we can always create chances so we were quite confident we would create chances here and score goals".

"It's the first step to win a game like this".

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"You have to find different ways".

Liverpool's performance in beating Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena was "very close" to flawless, according to a delighted Virgil van Dijk. "I am incredibly happy to be in the quarter-finals".

Van Dijk got the ball rolling for Liverpool in the 26th minute at the Allianz Arena after his long ball was superbly plucked out of the air by Sadio Mane.

"I was alone sometimes and I didn't have help, I couldn't do something and it was very hard", he said.

Virgil van Dijk delivered another valuable goal to put the Reds 2-1 up on the night, and then Mane made sure they would join English counterparts Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City in Friday's quarter final draw.

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