"There's going to be many times in the Champions League you'll come up against world-class strikers, and he's the player you need to put them to sleep".
Mane took his goal tally to 19 from 37 appearances in all competitions so far this season, after the brace against Bayern Munich. They didn't go forward, they just sort of sat and waited.
"Virgil gives organisation on set pieces, and he is risky", Klopp said with some understatement.
With nine games left to be played in the 2018/19 campaign, Reus believes "a lot can still happen" in the title race.
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Van Dijk told Liverpool's official website of the message passed on by an ambitious boss: "Obviously be courageous when we have the ball, make sure everyone wants the ball and when we defend, defend all together". "We have played better games but you could see some of the experience we have gained over the last few years come through", he said. Playing your best football, free-flowing, is not possible against this team because you can not use your speed really. We found that and that makes me feel really proud and happy.
"What a night!' Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp exclaimed after his side's dramatic 3-1 win over Bayern Munich".
"We knew that it would be a very tough game, but I think in both games we were playing too defensive", the Poland global told Viasport. I think this is very good for English football.
And fans will hope the omens will show they can go all the way to the final again.
Despite all the focus on Manchester City chasing a quadruple, Liverpool are still pursuing a Premier League-Champions League double - something not achieved since Manchester United managed it in 2008 - and with Van Dijk in such peerless form, you can not write them off.