Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his team showed they are back as one of European football’s powerhouses, after beating Bayern Munich 3-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League.

The five-time European champions and last season’s Champions League runners-up, eased past the Bavarians into the quarter-finals with two goals from Sadio Mane and one from Virgil van Dijk, after a goalless first leg at Anfield.

The Reds shrugged off an early ankle injury to captain Jordan Henderson and kept their cool after Bayern’s equaliser through Joel Matip’s own goal late in the first half.

“It is an important [win] for different reasons. Important money-wise but also confidence-wise.

“Liverpool’s self-awareness now must be: ‘We are back. We are back on the landscape. Back in big football.’

“That was part of the plan when we started the project.

“We still have space for improvement but beating Bayern here is a big one,” Klopp told reporters.

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