Jurgen Klopp pitches Virgil van Dijk book after leading Liverpool role

  • Jurgen Klopp pitches Virgil van Dijk book after leading Liverpool role

Jurgen Klopp pitches Virgil van Dijk book after leading Liverpool role

Last year's finalists Liverpool are still in the hunt for the European Cup after overcoming Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

The manager said victory at one of European football's powerhouses, following on from last season's appearance in the Champions League final, confirmed Liverpool's place among the elite in the game.

The game sprang to life after the 20-minute mark and it was Liverpool that drew first blood when Mane expertly settled a Virgil van Dijk long ball, spun back to his right and chipped into an open net after Manuel Neuer was drawn off his goal line. "We will see what we can do with it but it is a fantastic sign".

And in doing so, he set an all-time goalscoring record for the Anfield club!

Virgil van Dijk outjleaps the Bayern defence to head in Liverpool's second goal from James Milner's cross
GETTY IMAGESVirgil van Dijk outjleaps the Bayern defence to head in Liverpool's second goal from James Milner's cross

"We all thing that's where this club belongs and tonight we proved it at least a little bit". I don't know about the statistics, but my impression is that there were not too many hard situations in and around our box.

"It is a hard place to come and not a lot of teams have on their cards an away win at Munich".

"I think we played too deep and didn't want to make too many risks". I was really happy with how strong the second half was, how mature it was, how much football we played.

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, now trailing Premier League leaders Manchester City by one point, have displayed somewhat shakier form of late and won only three of their last eight games-despite being unbeaten in 10. Maybe we were trying to play defensive and trying to score goals and maybe that was wrong and today Liverpool were better. "It's just a good moment for Liverpool and let's enjoy that".