The Reds had it all to do in Munich after drawing 0-0 with Niko Kovac’s side in the first leg at Anfield.
And they got off the perfect start at the Allianz Arena. Sadio Mane, excellent this evening, brought the ball down in the 26th minute and twisted past Manuel Neuer before firing into an empty net.
Yet, 13 minutes later and the home side were back in it when Joel Matip turned Serge Gnabry’s cross into his own net.
The tie was still up for grabs heading into the second half – and thankfully for Jurgen Klopp it was his side who prevailed.
“Liverpool became the fourth English club to reach the last eight of this year’s Champions League”
Because with 20 minutes remaining, Virgil van Dijk popped up with the game’s defining moment, heading home from James Milner’s corner to dent Bayern’s hopes of progressing.
That was before Mane bagged his second of the evening to cap a brilliant win for the Reds out in Germany.
Tonight they became the fourth English club to reach the last eight of this year’s Champions League.
Manchester United produced a sensational comeback to get past PSG, Manchester City thrashed Schalke 10-2 on aggregate and Tottenham brushed aside Borussia Dortmund to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Liverpool’s win tonight came after:
And Liverpool fans are now craving a showdown with arch-rivals United.
Reds supporters, understandably confident following their heroics tonight, took to Twitter to call for a clash with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the aftermath of their victory against Bayern.
One posted: “I want Manchester United in the next round #LFC #UCLDraw”
Another said: “Oh lord above please let us get Manchester United in the quarters. #UCL #LFC #BAYLIV #YNWA”
One supporter who wouldn’t mind meeting Lionel Messi in the next round said: “Manchester United or Barcelona in the next round #LFC”
While one Reds fan poked fun at their rivals by saying: “Who do we want for QF? One of the big guys or a smaller team like Porto, United? #LFC #Liverpool #BAYLIV”
The Champions League quarter-final draw gets underway at 11am Friday morning.