Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool: Champions League player ratings

Virgil van Dijk was an absolute rock again for Liverpool as were all the defenders to render Bayern’s star strikers peripheral

Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer Spoiled his 100th Champions League outing with a needless charge for Mané’s goal. A costly mistake. 6

Rafinha Joshua Kimmich’s ban proved costly as his lightweight replacement struggled against Mané and Robertson. 5

Niklas Sule The big unit was tidy on the ball and yet surprisingly unable to command his area at set pieces. 6

Mats Hummels May not be good enough for Joachim Löw but showed good awareness until Van Dijk’s goal. 7

David Alaba Stopped as an attacking outlet by the tireless efforts of Mané and Salah. Cool under pressure. 6

Javi Martínez Nowhere near as influential as the first leg. Caught in possession frequently and failed to deal with Van Dijk. 6

Thiago Alcântara Classy and brave with the ball at his feet but, like Martínez, rarely given room to dictate proceedings. 6

Serge Gnabry On the margins until making the most of his first chance to escape Robertson and create the equaliser. 6

James Rodríguez Regularly lost his temper as he struggled to find the space to influence the Bayern attack. 5

Franck Ribéry Received plenty of diagonal balls to hurt Liverpool but his end product was lacking all night. 5

Robert Lewandowski Had no joy against Matip or van Dijk or real opportunity to test Alisson. A peripheral figure. 5


Coman for Ribéry, 61 7

Goretzka for Martínez 6

Sanches for Rodríguez 6


Alisson His quiet night reflected Bayern’s failure to turn possession into chances against a well-drilled defence. 7

Trent Alexander Arnold Kept busy by Bayern targetting Ribery yet comfortably up to the task of containing him. 8

Joël Matip Unlucky with the own goal as he had to play the ball. Made several crucial interventions. 8

Virgil van Dijk Great tackle on Lewandowski, lovely ball for Mané and a match-winning header – another stunning display. 9

Andy Robertson Overlapped to good effect and made key clearances, although caught out for the equaliser. Silly booking rules him out of next game. 7

Georginio Wijnaldum Improved after a chaotic start. Succeeded in his main task of stifling Rodríguez and driving him to distraction. 7

Jordan Henderson A surprise inclusion ahead of Fabinho only to suffer an injury that ended his night after 13 minutes. 5

James Milner Passing wasn’t the best but took the middle battle to Bayern with a solid display. 7

Sadio Mané The most dangerous forward on the pitch. Conjured a sublime first goal and unnerved Bayern. 9

Roberto Firmino Led the press well at times but unable to hurt the hosts when in possession. 7

Mohamed Salah Quiet until the game opened up at 2-1 and then he wreaked havoc. Glorious cross for Mané. 8


Fabinho for Henderson, 13 7

Origi for Firmino, 83 6

Lallana for Milner, 87 5