Sadio Mané and Virgil Van Dijk ensure English revival is complete – The Times


This was such a mature, controlled, collective performance from Liverpool that it was almost possible to forget the glittering individual brilliance of their goals, the elegant turn and finish from Sadio Mané, the towering header of Virgil van Dijk and the exquisite technique of Mo Salah, a flourish with the outside of his left foot creating Mané’s second.

The main focus was on the masterful way Jürgen Klopp’s side kept Bayern at bay. The excited chatter was of reaching the quarter-finals — and of course it had to be Liverpool ensuring a Fab Four from England were touring Europe — and who they could face, familiar foe in Manchester City, Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur, or another alluring trip to the continent with Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona or…


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