Jamie Carragher has hailed Liverpool’s second-half display against Bayern Munch as “one of the great” away Champions League performances by the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s side won 3-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, booking their place in the quarter-finals.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring with a stunning individual effort, only for Joel Matip’s own goal to make things nervy at half-time.
Rather than panic, however, Liverpool controlled proceedings in the second half, with Virgil van Dijk powering home a header and Mane killing the tie off late on.
Although the Reds didn’t always click going forward, with too many passes going astray, they showcased their new-found pragmatism in Munich.
Speaking to Viasport after the game, a delighted Carragher hailed the performance after the break:
It was a hostile atmosphere and going 1-1 into half-time.
I thought the performance in the second half by the whole team was one of the great Liverpool away performances.
I never felt Bayern Munich were going to score and (Virgil) Van Dijk and (Joel) Matip were outstanding at the back.
I fully believe Liverpool can go all the way in this competition.
Klopp’s men will find out who they face in the next round in Friday’s draw.
They could be pitted against Premier League trio Manchester City, Tottenham or Manchester United, with Barcelona, Juventus, Ajax and Porto also in the hat
Liverpool's 5 best players against Bayern Munich
1. Sadio Mane
Scored twice, including an outrageous opener, and was a menace all evening. Ten goals in as many matches.
2. Virgil van Dijk
Another colossal performance from the Dutchman, and a superb goal as an added bonus.
3. Joel Matip
The Cameroonian isn’t universally popular, but he was a rock alongside Van Dijk.
4. Mohamed Salah
Salah may have lost his magic touch in front of goal, but he was still a threat all evening, producing a superb assist for Mane’s second of the night.
The Brazilian made a rusty start after replacing the injured Jordan Henderson early on, but was superb in the second half.