Champions League: Three things we Learned From Liverpool’s 3-1 win Over Bayern Munich

Liverpool eased past Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena with a 3-1 win in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 to qualify for the quarter-finals. Bayern never really threatened to score against Liverpool and it was a comfortable victory for the English side. 

Here are three things we learned from Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Bayern Munich. 

3. Rare off day for Robertson

Andrew Robertson has been a consistent player for Liverpool this season, but enjoyed a frustrating night against Bayern. He was culpable in conceding the goal that threatened to take the tie away from them and also picked up a late yellow card which means he will be suspended for the first leg of the quarter-finals. 

2. Neuer continues flurry of goalkeeper errors

A poor decision from Bayern’s Manuel Neuer to rush out to try and meet Sadio Mane meant the Liverpool forward could dink past him and score the first goal. It was another mistake in a round of 16 leg that has seen a spate of such incidents over the last fortnight, including Gianluigi Buffon’s costly mistake and Thibaut Courtois’ failure to read the free kick from Lasse Schone.  

1. English representation

This will be the first time in a decade that there are four English teams in the quarterfinal stage, with the last time when this happened was the 2008/09 season. There are no German or French teams, and only one Spanish team left in the competition. It remains to be seen if an English team will once again be crowned the champions of Europe.