MUNICH (AFP) - Sadio Mane scored two times to steer Liverpool into the Champions League zone-finals on Wednesday after a high-quality 3-1 win at Bayern Munich dumped out the German giants.

Having missed the goalless first leg at Anfield three weeks ago through suspension, Virgil van Dijk s long pass brought about Mane s first rate first-half of purpose at the Allianz arena.

"His first aim changed into ridiculous, the calmness with how he s completed it off," Liverpool midfielder James Milner informed BT game.


"He s on fire on the minute and permit s desire it keeps for the rest of the season."

Dutch centre-returned Van Dijk then headed ultimate season s runners-up Liverpool right into a 2-1 lead from a Milner nook on 69 minutes after Joel Matip s very own intention had handed Bayern a primary-1/2 equaliser.

Mane made surely certain of Liverpool s place in the sector-final draw by using nodding in six minutes from time.

Liverpool s 3-1 mixture victory means they be part of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester metropolis and Manchester United in the region-finals, finishing a easy sweep of English facets attaining the closing 8 for the primary time on the grounds that 2008/09.

"It is ideal for English football -- that s what you need," delivered Milner.

"we've got top emotions from closing year, so with any luck we will convey that on and go as a ways as we are able to."

it is a bleaker photo in Germany as Bayern s go out leaves no Bundesliga club within the quarters for the first time due to the fact that 2005/06, as Borussia Dortmund and Schalke also bowed out within the last sixteen -- to Tottenham and guy town respectively.

this is the first time in view that 2011 that Bayern have didn't make the region-finals.

"each teams were very cautious for a protracted length, however the second aim took the notion out people," stated Bayern defender Mats Hummels.

"Jurgen Klopp is good at neutralising the opponents  strengths and he did that once more.

"We didn t play nicely enough to create sufficient clean probabilities at this stage."

Milner was preferred to Fabinho in Liverpool s midfield, however Jurgen Klopp became forced into an early change when captain Jordan Henderson hobbled off on 12 mins.

Brazilian Fabinho made an early front and Milner took the skipper s armband.

Klopp had entreated his facet to "be brave on the ball" and it turned into that, blended with an exquisite piece of ability by means of Mane, which gave them the lead.

Van Dijk s pin-factor bypass over 40 metres located Mane within the Bayern box with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer off his line.

Mane spun away and looped his shot within the a long way post to provide the traffic a treasured away goal within the twenty sixth minute.

The bravery Klopp desired flowed thru the Liverpool ranks and Milner, prevailing the midfield struggle, set Firmino free in the field, but the Brazilian blasted his shot at Neuer.

however, the hosts drew degree six mins earlier than the wreck when Serge Gnabry slipped his marker Andrew Robertson and hit a pass supposed for Robert Lewandowski.

The ball went in off Matip, who turned into centered on marking the Polish striker, to the melancholy of the Liverpool centre-returned and the pleasure of the house crowd.

The tempo of the game dropped sharply after the restart, but Bayern wasted a danger at the hour mark when Gnabry fired in a cross, most effective for Lewandowski to mistime his slide.

Liverpool were heading for the sector-finals when Milner swung within the 2d of two corners in short succession and Van Dijk powered a header beyond Neuer.

Mane scored his second while Mohamed Salah s chip found him on the far put up to go domestic his sixth intention in four suits, as Liverpool s travelling enthusiasts began making a song "You ll in no way walk by myself", while the Bayern supporters began to slide away.