Liverpool beat Bayern 3-1, but did Jurgen Klopp's crew even play that well? | Champions League

  • Published: 14 March 2019
  • Shaka Hislop, Dan Thomas, Steve Nicol and Craig Burley of ESPN FC offer post-match analysis for Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, which LFC won 3-1 to advance to the UCL quarterfinals. Sadio Mane had two impressive goals, one assisted by Mohamed Salah, and Virgil van Dijk scored while marshaling the defense, while the Bundesliga side struggled mightily all 90 minutes.

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  • Mark Postlethwaite
    Mark Postlethwaite  3 weeks back

    I support Liverpool and I live in the city. Steve Nicol talks shit and he is a bell end.

  • Soccer!
    Soccer!  2 months back

    *Bayern don't play well.*

    Everybody who doesn't know Bayern: "Hm. They need a rebuild. That's the only possible answer. There is no possible way that there could be any other answer. It's not like this could simply be a poor performance."

    • Alfred Malam
      Alfred Malam  2 months back

      What Steve Nicole doesn't understand is, Liverpool didn't allowed Bayern to play their game that's why they look that way. Liverpool midfield did a wonderful job by dominating them.

      • Kimble Cheat
        Kimble Cheat  2 months back

        A lot of the time its like these idiot pundits were watching some other match, theyre all talking shite here...Bayern were shackled by Van Dijk Shackling Lewandowski and Fabinho breaking play up...yep, both teams are excellent so play was more frantic etc...but f**k off with all your bull shine views and get people on with eyes who watch the matches

        • Suburb
          Suburb  2 months back

          I don't get this concept that any game Liverpool is in will be this crazy attacking end to end game. We have the best defensive record in the league, we have the best centre back in the world and a world class goalkeeper. I personally, think it's very naive to say that a game with Liverpool will have goals and it shows a sheer lack of knowledge from these pundits.

          • Suburb
            Suburb  2 months back

            Who cares if they played well? THEY WON.

            • DuderinoDeux
              DuderinoDeux  2 months back

              Bayern were utterly hopeless. They needed the services of a 35,36 yo called Robben who was injured. German League attrocious now and Germany whipped by South Korea in the World Cup last year. Set pieces will always get the pl sides goals as in the final last year.

              • Joel Grosschmidt
                Joel Grosschmidt  2 months back

                English fans are hilarious. The mood in germany right now is so lax, the fans aren't demanding anything right now. The countries football needs a boost, but it will inevitably come, don't worry, theres no rush. Meanwhile over in the England, all we hear is autistic screeching as usual. This whole England 17-3 Germany is hilarious. Citys top players-Augero, Fernandinho, DeBryne. Liverpools top players-Salah, Mane, Firmino, Tottenhams best- Son, Erikson, Kane, Uniteds best-Pogba, David.D, Lukaku. Not too many English names on that list.

                • Neverman Is Here
                  Neverman Is Here  2 months back

                  The stupid just got worse with every new statement. But "He [Mane] was too happy to play second fiddle to Salah." is just crap. Klopp took advantage of the fact that no one expected Mo to have that year. Now he's taking advantage of the fact that people are doubling Mo. - And when teams double Sadio, then Bobbi is free. That's why they are so good. You can't double all 3.

                  • Dibor Talang
                    Dibor Talang  2 months back

                    All they do is talk talk ....... talk nothing else

                    • Pav Janda
                      Pav Janda  2 months back

                      This is like listening to the local crackheads down the local boozer. Thickos being thick. Simpletons stating the obvious. Anyone who has heard anything insightful or fresh, feel free to pipe up...

                      • sakana1977
                        sakana1977  2 months back

                        i don't understand their English without subtitles.

                        • zwebackshyper
                          zwebackshyper  2 months back

                          lmao liverpool loses and they get bashed, liverpool wins and they don't get the credit they deserve the hate for our club is crazy but it makes it so much better when we win.

                          • Declan McCartney
                            Declan McCartney  2 months back

                            Van Dijk for ballon d’or. Suarez nearly won us the league single handedly with a display of attacking masterclass, Virgil is doing the same but in defense.

                            • Ja'quavious Moor
                              Ja'quavious Moor  2 months back

                              They beat Bayern.. But we're going to hate

                              • Dhionis Tartari
                                Dhionis Tartari  2 months back

                                What more did you want to see from Liverpool? Complete demolishing of the German champions by the best club in the world.

                                • Vincent Smith
                                  Vincent Smith  2 months back

                                  To be honest I don't think Liverpool have enough depth to win both of those tournaments but they may win it, I don't think they have a great midfield, actually they lack creativity but still, they have a great attack and a kind of decent defensive system.

                                  • Tramaine Terrance
                                    Tramaine Terrance  2 months back

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                                    • Jad Mneimneh
                                      Jad Mneimneh  2 months back


                                      • Bret Favrah
                                        Bret Favrah  2 months back

                                        Liverpool didnt even play well against Bayern? What are they even talking about?

                                        • mlzanercik
                                          mlzanercik  2 months back

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                                          (John 16:15).

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                                          (Jesus): He that (((hath my commandments, and keepeth them))), he it is that (((loveth me))): and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:21).

                                          (Apostle John): And hereby we do know that we know him, 
                                          (Jesus), if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 
                                          (1 John 2:3-5).

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                                          (Apostle Paul): Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which (the Holy Ghost teacheth); comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man recieveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them because they are (((spiritually discerned))). (1 Corinthians 2:13-14).

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                                          • Arun
                                            Arun  2 months back

                                            Liverpool will always be Shite

                                            • Wayne Sitarz
                                              Wayne Sitarz  2 months back

                                              Liverpool scored all 4 goals.

                                              • Demar Mckenzie
                                                Demar Mckenzie  2 months back

                                                Bayern should have sticked with Ancelotti and get rid of the old players

                                                • Bret Favrah
                                                  Bret Favrah  2 months back

                                                  Pep ruined Bayern. Bayern had reached 3 of the previous 4 champions league finals before Pep arrived. #NeverForget

                                              • Mujo Bosanac
                                                Mujo Bosanac  2 months back

                                                Bayern was so scared of Liverpool counter attack that they were not able to do anything and also Liverpool defense did not allow Bayern to do much anyhow, best of luck to Liverpool i hope Liverpool takes the Champions Leauge! I am sick and tierd watching Real Madrid or Barcelona win Champions Leauge always it would be good for a change that Liverpool win the Champions Leauge!

                                                • Rodger Waters
                                                  Rodger Waters  2 months back

                                                  Historically European football is all about results, that meant going to places like Bayern & set up to frustrate and make them think twice about attacking, this Liverpool did brilliantly, these 'geniuses' need to dig out some old videos.

                                                  • vERT1g0
                                                    vERT1g0  2 months back

                                                    I agree Bayern are not at their best. However, Liverpool also haven't been playing well. In the end it was a tactical battle between the coaches and Klopp clearly was in control. Good drilled defence with a solid midfield and of course with arguably one of the best front three in Europe.

                                                    • plad plad
                                                      plad plad  2 months back

                                                      Espn clearly needs better pundits...

                                                      • Tahmid W
                                                        Tahmid W  2 months back

                                                        I understand Stevie's point... I felt the same way .... I was really angry the way we gave the ball away in the first half... I know why Stevie is critical... It's because he loves Liverpool with great passion nd wants us to be the best team in the world by a hundred miles .. I know cuz that's how I feel .. it's about holding us in a high standard

                                                        • G J.C
                                                          G J.C  2 months back

                                                          Liverpool played very well,and were better than Bayern Munich, watch them tomorrow draw Man City...and beat them again...

                                                          • Eric Cartman
                                                            Eric Cartman  2 months back

                                                            #34 on trending

                                                            • Chris Steer
                                                              Chris Steer  2 months back

                                                              3 Muppets chatting shite. Anyone who has a clue doesn't listen to these

                                                              • Eric Cartman
                                                                Eric Cartman  2 months back

                                                                #32 on trending

                                                                • abudianto
                                                                  abudianto  2 months back

                                                                  Winning 3-1 at Bayern and they're still wondering if Liverpool played that well? These guys just can't take it the way it is.

                                                                  • Tyler Anderson
                                                                    Tyler Anderson  2 months back

                                                                    The thumbnail looks like eminem

                                                                    • Ivrish con-Abarth
                                                                      Ivrish con-Abarth  2 months back

                                                                      Had Liverpool needed to go for goals, we could´ve changed gears up many times. Make no mistake, our boys worked like horses, but if we needed to attack more, Liverpool would´ve forced the issue and stuck it to Bayern until they cracked.

                                                                      ps. How rich is Bayern München? Where´s the money now?

                                                                      • Black Suitcase
                                                                        Black Suitcase  2 months back

                                                                        YNWA = You Never Win Again...

                                                                        • ArnoldFTW97
                                                                          ArnoldFTW97  2 months back

                                                                          BUNDESLIGA IS GARBAGE

                                                                          • Jess Limit
                                                                            Jess Limit  2 months back

                                                                            Bundesliga is a joke even below Ligue 1 level

                                                                            • StupidSimple
                                                                              StupidSimple  2 months back

                                                                              Shit. Thought this was unbox therapy

                                                                              • Christopher Macleod
                                                                                Christopher Macleod  2 months back

                                                                                Do these two Scotsmen just always agree with each other? When one says something the other one just repeats in his own way, when one starts talking loudly in order to convince us of what they are saying the other one follows suit...

                                                                                • Matthew Salmon
                                                                                  Matthew Salmon  2 months back

                                                                                  All these ex footballers chatting shit about entertaining football barely involved in games of this magnitude. But have all been involved in awful spectacles. This host is a joke. These guys dont watch games in their entirety. Just looking at the numbers. Really poor analysis.

                                                                                  • hamza younis
                                                                                    hamza younis  2 months back

                                                                                    Just like german national team german domestic teams are also DEAD people saying Liverpool didn’t play well they didn’t need to Liverpool would have to play better to beat wolves then bayern I honestly believe that german football is a dead ting truss me

                                                                                    • Vincent Vries
                                                                                      Vincent Vries  2 months back

                                                                                      I blame Pep Guardilola. He changed a already perfect German team into a tiki taka playing barca wannabe team.

                                                                                      • Jagan John
                                                                                        Jagan John  2 months back

                                                                                        Van Dijk bossed the game

                                                                                        • Behizy
                                                                                          Behizy  2 months back

                                                                                          Steve actually expressed my heart as a Bayern fan. To be honest it sometimes feels like a burden to support this club. Every year our board comes out and say they won't sign big name players and then complain when we can't advance in the CL. We probably have the most available cash to spend without owner investment. we could literally buy Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe in one summer but they won't do it cause they have a terrible business model of, "okay foreign players, and good German players." I am genuinely angry

                                                                                          • Nshsls Snshshsj
                                                                                            Nshsls Snshshsj  2 months back

                                                                                            I hope Liverpool draws Barça or Juve.

                                                                                            • siddharth
                                                                                              siddharth  2 months back

                                                                                              I want Barca vs Ajax, juve vs Porto semifinal