Three things we learned from Bayern Munich 1 Liverpool 3

After a clean sweep of three Anglo-Bundesliga battles, all four Premier League sides have made the quarter-finals, with Manchester United also into the last eight, for the first time in a decade.

Van Dijk the difference maker

Liverpool feared the damage that Bayern could cause in the first leg without their suspended talismanic Dutch centre-back and the German champions lived to regret not cashing in with an away goal against a Van Dijk-less defence three weeks ago.

The world’s most expensive defender has more than justified his £75 million transfer fee in 14 months at Anfield, but it was at the other end where Van Dijk decided the tie.

It was his pinpoint pass that picked out Mane for the opener and a towering header from James Milner’s corner midway through the second half proved the knockout blow.

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