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

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    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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    1. Soccer!

      *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."

    2. Alfred Malam

      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.

    3. Kimble Cheat

      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

    4. Suburb

      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.

    5. Suburb

      Who cares if they played well? THEY WON.

    6. DuderinoDeux

      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.

    7. Joel Grosschmidt

      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.

    8. Neverman Is Here

      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.

    9. Dibor Talang

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

    10. Pav Janda

      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...

    11. sakana1977

      i don't understand their English without subtitles.

    12. zwebackshyper

      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.

    13. Declan McCartney

      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.

    14. Ja'quavious Moor

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

    15. Dhionis Tartari

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

    16. Roger

      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.

    17. Tramaine Terrance

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    18. Jad Mneimneh

      Soccer

    19. Bret Favrah

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

    20. mlzanercik

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    21. Arun

      Liverpool will always be Shite

    22. Wayne Sitarz

      Liverpool scored all 4 goals.

    23. Demar Mckenzie

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

      1. Bret Favrah

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

    24. Mujo Bosanac

      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!

    25. Rodger Waters

      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.

    26. vERTIgo

      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.

    27. plad plad

      Espn clearly needs better pundits...

    28. Tahmid W

      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

    29. G J.C

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

    30. Chris Steer

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

    31. abudianto

      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.

    32. Tyler Anderson

      The thumbnail looks like eminem

    33. Ivrish con-Abarth

      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?

    34. Black Suitcase

      YNWA = You Never Win Again...

    35. ArnoldFTW97

      BUNDESLIGA IS GARBAGE

    36. Jess Limit

      Bundesliga is a joke even below Ligue 1 level

    37. StupidSimple

      Shit. Thought this was unbox therapy

    38. Christopher Macleod

      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...

    39. Matthew Salmon

      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.

    40. hamza younis

      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

    41. Vincent Vries

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

    42. Jagan John

      Van Dijk bossed the game

    43. Behizy

      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

    44. Nshsls Snshshsj

      I hope Liverpool draws Barça or Juve.

    45. siddharth

      I want Barca vs Ajax, juve vs Porto semifinal

    46. Justin Louis

      Buyern needs refurbishment 🤣😭😁 good one shaka

    47. 00 Spooking

      The Bundesliga is shit overall compared to the prem.There is no comparison.English teams will go bk to dominating Europeans competitions now for years.

    48. Mogammad Abrahams

      I hardly ever agree with these lot but they're actually talking some sense for once. Fair play

    49. The Great Phil Swift, Our Prometheus

      Tactical Masterclass by Klopp. Bore the arse off them the first half, then smash them quickly and cleanly in the second half while they're sleeping. Edit: Who the fuck is Saydo Mané? That pronunciation is absolute fucking AIDS.

    50. Leonard Ngwa

      Not to take bread out of a bruh's mouth, but it always sounds like Shaka is here to repeat what the rest of the crew has to say, but in his own version of English

    51. Tech In Motion

      Liverpool's manager looks like Lewis from Unbox Therapy!

    52. Tech In Motion

      Liverpool's manager looks like Lewis from Unbox Therapy!

    53. Maureen Lionel

      It was 4-0 they never scored it was all liverpool players. 😂🤣🤣

    54. Niedland Benjamin

      These guys never expect an English team to win any European match. They predicted, Dortmund would beat Spurs, PSG would beat United, and Bayern would beat Liverpool. It's funny how the EPL teams keep proving them wrong

    55. Djms&capo DeMorais

      Happens to all big European teams.Too many nggrs and south Americans in the team. Its a plague that Urfa has to do something about it or WWIII is eminent. With at least 8 Germans in the team Buyern would beat this Liberpul team...easily.

    56. jason m

      Man was Bayern disappointing, definitely not the same Bayern of 3-4 years ago. Coman has gotten worse not better with age. The robbery duo is on their last mile. Hummels, Alaba, and boateng have all be underperforming when not injured in the past 3 years. They need a rb, rafinha is average and kimmich is overrated as a defender. They got James with no confidence. Mulller can’t get a minute. There recent signings: Sanches, gnabry, Davies, Wagner, tolisso while all good players have not improved the squad....

    57. Jurgen Klopp

      Steve Nichol is a moron, does he expect us to have 100% possession and be rushing the goal every second. Does he even remember playing for Liverpool?! What a tw@

    58. bob rail

      Funny isn't it how 2 Manc teams and Spurs were brilliant in their games but all these average experts including McManaman comments watching game Bayern didn't turn up and not much of a game for Liverpool ? Ever considered Bayern were only allowed to play that way because Liverpool outclassed them in every department and didn't allow them to play well! 👍👍👍👍

    59. Jordan laird

      Craig burley wasn’t good enough as a player to criticise the way he does.

    60. Moses Tsarai

      Hendo was the best player by getting injured!! Fabinho is 10 times the player Hendo is!! Henderson is always passing the ball either squarely or backwards!! He did us a favour by withdrawing from the field!! How he's still the captain baffles me to no end!! Legend has it, za jermens are comming!! wis no shoes on za feet!!

      1. Darren O'Connor

        Hes the captain because klopp chooses to have him plain and simple . Hendo does alot for this team on and off the pitch .

    61. Hg Hg

      The big disappointment this round - Atletico and Bayern , no fight whatsoever in both of them. I am not saying they would be the winners in their respective ties if they put something more of a game, but such a stale performance was that ffs.

    62. Mike John

      I think Liverpool will be heading to another final and they might win it this time.

    63. Jamie Sim

      Not enough credit given to Liverpool here. Bayern where that terrified of Liverpool's attackers, that they didn't know whether to stick or twist.

    64. Simon Forrest

      Wait a minute..Last season they were moaning about Liverpool ONLY knowing ONE way to play..Gung ho Rock & Roll football..NOW..They're moaning because we're getting GOOD result and not playing that well..Well..Isn't that a sign of a very good team, getting results whilst not playing to the maximum..AND ..Doesn't it mean that when they do play well teams are going to get annihilated??...WTF are they spouting??

    65. Mozart 78

      Clueless pundits

    66. Doomsday Douglas

      Stupid title

    67. Duncan Malgas

      The stats didn’t make sense. If you watched the full game. Liverpool had most off the possession in the whole game. English Premier League has the toughest competition in all leagues. Liverpool just has that extra spark

    68. AI Youngboy

      I was worried in the first half but that second half, Liverpool played their game, dominated possession , and after Bayern gave up it continued

    69. Concinnity Minds

      Kloop knows how to get the best from his players thats what make him unique and people from all over the world love attacking football his passion and enthusiasm towards the game makes him the champion whether he wins or not in my point of view he is the best coach apart from zidane ( bcoz i love him).

    70. 1X2 1nex2wo

      Bayern played like Germany in the world cup :( !!! Where was the fight mentality ???? !!!!!

    71. Ian

      Liverpool bossed the midfield second half Steve ye blind twat. Brilliant performance held a team that has been banging goals in to two shots on target over 180 minutes. Why? VIRGIL VAN FUCKING DIJK

    72. Concinnity Minds

      Kloop masterclass 😍

    73. Carlos Santana

      chatting total bollockz

    74. LJM

      Does it matter if we played well, WE WON!!!!

    75. y1521t21b5

      Sorry to disappoint. We march on! YNWA

    76. Paul Smith

      It’s like these guys have no idea what is going on on a football pitch. Great defensive performance by Liverpool, neutralised Bayern’s threats with their positioning and work rate

    77. Robert Huffmann

      Will Klopp be fired when he doesn’t win a trophy this season?

    78. Jeramy1440 Clash of kings k1035

      Its wolfsberg and Borrusia not liverpool. Both have cagey defenses. The Reds are well balanced and play an excellent pressing system. Bayern has issues with dealing with this.....they try to play out of the back and dig themselves deeper in to the back. Long balls are then necessary to be won in midfield. That is the wanted result with the pressing system.

    79. Robert Huffmann

      Liverpool will not win anything this season.

    80. Dave Brent

      Do people from the UK watch this show or is the audience strictly from the US?

    81. Kingdom425

      All these people think salah is bad because he doesn’t score goals, did you see that assist? He is world class he is just more marked now

    82. Omar Gani

      Why don't I get this channel here in the UK?

    83. Bread

      Mane scored Van dijk scored Matip scored The greatest attacking team you’ll see. Especially matip

    84. Jordan Lock

      Actually mad that they get any old player to be a pundit on ESPN haha

    85. Erik Alsgaard

      Listen. Yes Bayern were surprisingly off-colour and they never looked like winning the tie, but you HAVE to give credit to Liverpool where credit is due. Liverpool were resolute in defense, kept it tight, they had lewandowski one of the best strikers in the world in their back pocket, and they controlled the game from start to finish. Lethal when they get a chance. Liverpool were brilliant like they very often are in europe. Deserved their place in the quarter-final!

    86. Bread

      30 minutes in was nerve racking but after that it was just chance after chance for Liverpool till the end

    87. MARK SOUTHALL

      Give Liverpool some credit please. They were professional and Bayern were scared of our front three. The first half yes LFC were giving the ball away. Bayern looked toothless!

    88. Nino S

      Does Stevie sleep in Liverpool emblem covered sheets, that is the question folks.

    89. Bazil J. Toy Loy

      All these ESPN FC Pundits spoke about was Bayern, Bayern Bayern Bayern Bayern Bayern.....GEEEZZZ GUYS!! -Liverpool stop Bayern’s attack, with a solid defense. -Liverpool’s pace was too much for Bayern. -Liverpool scored not 1...not 2....BUT 3 clinical goals! GIVE LIVERPOOL SOME CREDIT... And no....Bayern was NOT having a “bad-day”....🤦‍♂️😒😒😒

    90. aviator2492

      Steve, so Liverpool have to play heavy metal all the time, can't they win in more than one ways like they have this season??

    91. 666 BRLN 999

      we played against Bayern in Munich, not against the 14th in the Bundesliga (Schalke), what did you expect ? also they are in much better form, they won alot of games in the last few months.

    92. tomasruckett

      Robertson's suspension will be very difficult for Liverpool. No depth at left back. Moreno is a big liability and they may have to go to Milner or Fabinho out of position.

    93. Malik Shariff

      I'm a arsenal fan ,liverpool won because bayern feared there attacking force bottom line munich bottled it well done red's.

    94. Make Me

      This show has improved.It's actually watchable now

    95. Makainternational

      Let’s be honest, Bayern and Real Madrid are fallen giants. They had players that served them for so many years, and it’s hard for clubs to make a decision regarding when to sell the players off or squeeze one last season out of them. Liverpool Man United, Man City and Tottenham have been building for a few years now and it’s paying off. The key is for the four English teams to keep their young players and add a few where needed. Real will be back though cause they will sell off players, raid other clubs for talent and they are able to draw anyone to their club.

    96. Kragaliciuos

      It was always gonna be a tight game, easy read.

    97. Hakeel Hall

      Every time we beat a big side .. it’s that “ooh the other side was poor”... I’m tired of hearing that fucking bull shit

    98. Once a busta Always a busta

      Disappointed Scottish man (Steve) - "Livaool woan and it dosen mat-a"

    99. frank mancuso

      A weak Bayern team missed many chances and should have won. I despise both teams but its what i saw

    100. Once a busta Always a busta

      This is the first time I'm disagreeing with Steve :(