Michael Owen raves about Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win at Bayern
Michael Owen has his say on Liverpool FC's 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Area to secure their place in the Champions League last eight
Michael Owen highlighted Jurgen Klopp’s impact at Liverpool FC after Wednesday night’s 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
Liverpool FC travelled to Bayern Munich looking to secure their first-ever competitive victory at the Allianz Arena after a goalless draw in the first leg at Anfield.
Sadio Mane broke the deadlock in the 26th minute for the visitors in Germany when the Senegal international continued his recent goal-scoring run.
The 26-year-old managed to control long ball with a deft touch and his quick feet left Manuel Neuer stranded before Mane lifted his finish over the Bayern defence.
However, the Bundesliga leaders were level before half-time when Joel Matip scored an own goal under pressure from Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.
The home side struggled to threaten Alisson Becker’s goal and Liverpool FC netted the decisive goal in the 69th minute thanks to Virgil van Dijk’s header.
The world’s most expensive defender managed to beat Javi Martinez and Mats Hummels to guide a header into the corner of the net and seal a 2-1 win.
And Mane booked Liverpool FC’s spot in the quarter-final draw alongside Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham with a late second goal.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen believes the Reds are continuing to improve under Klopp.
“Absolutely brilliant,” Owen told BT Sport.
“Liverpool had the hardest tie on paper against champions of Germany. They went through comfortably in the end.
“Brilliant result for Liverpool. Klopp is doing a marvellous job. Liverpool are getting better and better.”
Liverpool FC have managed to reach the Champions League quarter-finals in successive seasons under Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term.
The Merseyside outfit will join Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-final draw.