Liverpool travelled to Munich with clear intentions of overcoming the odds and joining their English colleagues in the quarterfinal stage in the Champions League. They were successful in their quest, progressing to the next stage courtesy of a 3 – 1 victory over the German champions.
Spearheading the win was Sadio Mane who scored a brace on the night with his goals sandwiching Virgil Van Dijk’s towering header to consign Bayern to a first second round European knockout since 2011.
The Senegalese has been in inspiring form this season, picking up goalscoring duty especially as PFA player of the year Mohammed Salah has fallen of pace in the past months.
The former Southampton winger has registered 10 goals in his last 10 matches, he has 16 goals in the league which is the first time he has achieved such feat. He also has more goals from opening play than any other player in the league.
The CAF Player Of The Year finalist also broke a club record last night, as his two goals made him the highest European away goalscorer for the club with 7 goals topping Roberto Firmino and Steven Gerrard who are both tied with 6.
Liverpool are well on course for historic double and alongside Van Dijk, Mane will be influential for Liverpool if they are to achieve this feat come the end of June. Jurgen Klopp might finally get his chance to lift a trophy as Liverpool boss and he will definitely Mane to continue with his red hot form in order to succeed.