Jose Mourinho Admits Surprise at Liverpool's Champions League Triumph Over Bayern Munich

Jose Mourinho Admits Surprise at Liverpool's Champions League Triumph Over Bayern Munich

Jose Mourinho Admits Surprise at Liverpool's Champions League Triumph Over Bayern Munich

There was very little in the performance which Klopp could take issue with, having gone into the game at 0-0.

Here is everything you need to know about the match. He is a massive threat.

In total the three Bundesliga clubs scored a mere three goals over the three two-legged ties against their English opponents, letting in 17 in the process as German football conceded defeat to the Premier League.

"I am so proud of the boys".

"You are proud to have played in the European Cup final but you don't go there to lose".

"Of course, we will see how that is in the future".

That tally puts him only one behind Mohamed Salah.

Chelsea hit back, though, through Drogba, Alex and a Frank Lampard double while second-half goals from Lucas and Dirk Kuyt for Liverpool made it 4-4 on the night and 7-5 on aggregate.

Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead in Munich

The Champions League always pits the biggest players against each other, none more so than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mourinho has said he would love to see the pair meet in a Champions League final for the first time.

Liverpool are hoping to go one better than last season when they were beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

With the continued growth of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, and Andrew Robertson, as well as the purchase of Roma's star keeper Allison in the summer, people expected the Liverpool defense would continue to improve, but few predicted the level to which they have ascended in 2018/19. "The desire was outstanding so all good".

The Dutch defender has been nothing short of colossal since his world record move from Southampton at the beginning of 2018 and is undoubtedly the first name on Jurgen Klopp's teamsheet.

Liverpool's run to the final past year signalled a re-awakening and this season, with holders Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG all out, the odds are shortening on the first all-English final since United beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow in 2008.

Aerial prowess is one of Van Dijk's most notable traits, as you probably could have guessed after seeing his height, but he is also fantastic on the ground.

Although Van Dijk does not have the achievements yet to be considered overall among the likes of Ramos, Pique, and Chiellini, he certainly is on a similar if not greater playing level than those 3 and other top defenders in Europe. "It helped us a lot for the game against Munich".

"The worldwide break will be long enough to bring him back", Klopp told a news conference.

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