Liverpool have a strong record in Europe under Jürgen Klopp. The German manager has made it to three finals on the continent since taking over, never losing a knockout tie. Their might hasn’t gone unnoticed, Serge Gnabry has made a comment about Liverpool which has shown that the Reds have taught his side a lesson.
Bayern Munich blew Chelsea away this week.
The Bavarian giants rocked up to Stamford Bridge and absolutely battered the hosts, running out 3-0 winners in London’s West End.
Gnabry was the hero on the night, he bagged his side’s first two goals, netting two in the space of three minutes to decimate moral at The Bridge.
Robert Lewandowski scored the third goal following great work by the impressive Alphonso Davies.
Speaking after the game, as reported by ESPN, Serge Gnabry was clear that Liverpool have taught his side that not to rest on their laurels, saying:
“Three goals should give us a lot of confidence, we need to be prepared for the second leg and we can’t take it serious enough.
“We saw last season with Liverpool beating Barcelona, we know we have to be careful and focus.”
What RTK has to say
The Reds have become a figure in European football somewhere between a benchmark and a bogeyman, a scary story you tell your kids – ‘and then…just when you think they’re dead, they rise up and rip your hearts out’.
Liverpool appear to have taught Bayern that you need to remain professional even when it appears the tie is dead.
Gnabry is saying all the right things in the media, footballers are trained to do so. Can we see Chelsea mounting a Liverpool sized comeback away from home? Absolutely not.
The Blues capitulated at home, they were carved open time and again. It would take a massively disappointing Bayern performance for Frank Lampard’s side to get anywhere near recovering.