Jurgen Klopp made two changes to his starting lineup at the Allianz Arena, with Jordan Henderson and James Milner coming in for Fabinho and Adam Lallana to join Gini Wijnaldum in the midfield that made last season’s final.
After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, the Reds could benefit from the away goals rule, but were taking on a Bayern side significantly improved in recent weeks.
Met with a fiery at atmosphere 75,000-seater stadium, Liverpool needed a big performance to quell Bayern’s momentum, and after a slow start they produced a dominant controlling show to progress.
Yet, for all of Manchester City’s ten goal aggregate and Tottenham’s home and away wins over Borussia Dortmund, this result was the pick of them all. Bayern Munich are European royalty with all the sense of entitlement and privilege that entails. No sooner have they hit the top of the domestic league than the talk begins of trebles.
The German Cup and, of course, this: the club championship of Europe. There were 70,000 in the Allianz Arena expecting only one outcome. Yet Liverpool have a historic attachment to this competition, too.
Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his second goal to put the last 16 tie to bed to send Bayern Munich crashing out at home
The Liverpool winger got on to the end of a Mohamed Salah cross to head home his second and his side’s third goal
Mane is hugged by his Liverpool team-mates as his brace helped Liverpool sail into the quarter-finals of Champions League