Sadio Mane became Liverpool’s most prolific scorer away from home in the Champions League with a brace against Bayern Munich.
Liverpool dumped Bayern out of the Champions League thanks to a composed 3-1 win in Germany on Wednesday night. Mane was the star man with two goals, setting Liverpool on their way in the first half with a crucial away goal.
Virgil van Dijk put Liverpool back in front in the second half, before Mane made it 3-1 with six minutes to play.
Mane’s seven goals for Liverpool away from Anfield in the Champions League surpassed the previous record held by Steven Gerrard and Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool were up against it in Germany after a goalless draw in the first leg, but powered into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a mature performance.
An own goal from Joel Matip just before half-time handed the initiative back to Bayern, but the German giants struggled to get into their attacking flow in the second half.
Liverpool, on the other hand, pounce on mistakes from Bayern and made their aerial superiority count in the 69th minute. Van Dijk climbed higher than two Bayern players around him to head Liverpool 2-1 ahead, meaning the home side needed to score twice to go through.
With more gaps opening up as Bayern chased goals, Mane latched onto a beautiful cross from Mohamed Salah to ensure Liverpool’s progress into the next round.