Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are back where we belong

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are back where we belong

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.

Robert Lewandowski criticises the tactics of Bayern Munich boss Nico Kovac after the club lost out to Liverpool in the Champions League.

"We knew that it would be a very tough game, but I think in both games we were playing too defensive", the Poland worldwide told Viasport. He added: "I have a lot of duels today, it was very hard because I was alone". If you're alone against two or three good players, it's hard. They know it is a very tough place to come.

Another sign of decline came from the other end of the field.

"To score that [first] goal is obviously a big blow for them because they have to score two and for us we were then unlucky to concede the equaliser, but the second half was outstanding".

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Centre back Virgil van Dijk, who had missed the first leg last month, killed off any German hopes of a comeback when he rose high to head home in the 69th minute before Mane headed in his second in the 84th. "The way he took it was ridiculous but that's the quality he's got".

"We lacked the courage to cause problems for the opponents' defense", Bayern defender Mats Hummels said. "We want it again", he said.

Bayern and Dortmund are now joint top of the Bundesliga table, with 57 points amassed from their allotted 25 games. For many in the Barça dressing room, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are the odds-on favourites to win the Champions League this year. It is also a motivation to go one better in this season's Champions League and for the Premier League title race, the 33-year-old says.

Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies completed his transfer from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January, and Bayern has already signed World Cup victor Benjamin Pavard from league rival Stuttgart for next season.

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