Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

Liverpool beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 and now they will take on FC Porto in the next round.

The first leg at Anfield was a 0-0 draw and everyone expected the German outfit to squash Liverpool in the second leg at home.

But that was not the case as Sadio Mane and co put up a fine display to win the leg 3-1 which left many pundits a bit shocked.

Predicting the outcome of the tie, former Man United manager Jose Mourinho had claimed that it would be Bayern who would go through to the next round but now that Liverpool have progressed the Portuguese has revealed why his analysis had gone wrong.

Mourinho told Russia Today(via Metro): ‘My analysis was based on Bayern tradition and Bayern I think for nine consecutive years they go to the quarter-final – so I think it’s the first time in nine years that they don’t go.

‘By the other side I was looking at Liverpool, they were on their way down in the Premier League and they were losing lots of points, and they come with for sure the best performance of the season in the Champions League. For sure.

‘So they managed to surprise me. I don’t think they surprised themselves because of course, they are the first ones to believe. But to surprise lots of people with that strong performance.

‘That puts them now in of course a good position for the Champions League fight. But I think also by the mental point of view maybe they are reborn and they can bring this kind of performance to the Premier League.

‘Bayern was just sad to see. I think they buckled at every possible perspective. Liverpool was the team that brought the lineup, Bayern was the team that kept the line back, big distance between the lines.

‘[Robert] Lewandowski too lonely. No pressure in the midfield. James Rodriguez absolutely lost, incapable of making any kind of pressing, any kind of game in between the lines or connection with the three attacking players.

‘So I think really a sad performance from Bayern.’

Now that Liverpool will take on FC Porto in the quarter-finals everyone expects Jurgen Klopp’s men to go through to the semis where they would either take on the winners of the Manchester United vs Barcelona game.

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