Liverpool booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League
with an impressive 3-1 victory at German giants Bayern Munich
on Wednesday night.
Sadio Mane gave the visitors the lead with a fine finish before Joel Matip turned the ball into his own net to level the scores. Virgil van Dijk nodded Jurgen Klopp
's men back into the lead in the second half before Mane sealed the win with a late header of his own.
Sportsmail's DOMINIC KING was at the Allianz Arena to assess the performances of those involved.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1)
Manuel Neuer – 5.5
One fine stop to deny Robertson but his gamble in racing out to thwart Mane backfired spectacularly.
Rafinha – 5.5
The weak link in Bayern's defence and always came off second best in his battle with Mane, especially when Liverpool opened the scoring.
Niklas Sule – 5.5
Huge physical presence and he dwarfed Liverpool's forwards but he didn't show the authority that was evident at Anfield.
Mats Hummels – 6
A bad week which started with Germany retiring him ended with Van Dijk outjumping him to score
David Alaba – 7
Class performer who saw off Mane first and then worked overtime to keep Salah at arms' length; tested Alisson with a free-kick.
Javi Martinez – 6.5
Didn't quite reach the levels of his superb display at Anfield but he was always in the right place to get a foot in.
Serge Gnabry – 7.5
As was the case in the first leg, provided Bayern's main threat and gave Robertson no peace with his trickery.
Thiago Alcantara – 6
The midfield pivot had the first shot of the night but his main work was trying to wrestle the ball back from Liverpool.
James Rodriguez – 6
Bayern have the option to buy him for £43million at the end of this season but he never lights up a game like he should.
Franck Ribery – 5
Kept Alexander-Arnold on his toes, nut-megging his marker at one stage, but not enough end product.
Robert Lewandowski – 6
Slow start but gradually grew into the contest; should have scored before half-time when clean through.
Manager - Niko Kovac – 5.5
Surprising he didn't demand his team cut loose from the start and didn't see much from him to alter the game.
Alisson Becker - 7
No blame attached to him for Bayern's goal and had an unexpectedly trouble-free evening.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5.5
Going through a phase where he runs hot and cold in matches, some excellent moments but some silly mistakes.
Virgil Van Dijk – 9
Master and commander kept Lewandowski under lock and key, set the first up and then popped up with a goal of his own.
Joel Matip – 6
Couldn't avoid putting through his own net but you watch him and feel he is living on his nerves; eventually booked.
Andrew Robertson – 6
No Premier League winger has tested him like Gnabry; lot of focus on him from his team-mates after Bayern's equaliser.
Gini Wijnaldum – 7
The quiet man of the team but does a critical job and it was difficult to recall him ever losing possession.
Jordan Henderson – 6
Rolled his ankle in an early tangle with Thiago and was substituted before the game had taken shape.
James Milner – 8
Some would have been surprised to see him start but did exactly what his manager wanted him to do.
Sadio Mane – 8.5
If it wasn't for Van Dijk, he would be Liverpool's player of the season; the touch and turn for his goal was outstanding.
Roberto Firmino – 8
Relentless and selfless, his shot in the 24th minute changed the mood of the game and Liverpool on the front foot.
Mohamed Salah – 7
The goals aren't coming and it could be said he is trying too hard to score; general play was very good nonetheless.
Manager - Jurgen Klopp – 8
Tactics worked a treat from start to finish you could tell this as he was so relaxed on the sideline in the second half.
Referee: Daniele Orsato - 7.5
Brilliant call to wave away a Lewandowski penalty appeal in the first half; only got involved when he had to.