Gunners legend Keown explains how Liverpool got rid of first-leg mistakes vs Bayern
- Liverpool made only 6 passes to Alisson in the first half of Bayern clash.
- They made 16 when they were playing against the Bavarians at Anfield.
- The Reds forwards were pressing Bayern immediately after Niko Kovac's said got the ball.
The main difference between Liverpool's display against Bayern in the first and the second leg is that the Reds were not playing it too deep. That's according to former Arsenal defender Martin Keown.
The Gunners legend claims Alisson 'imparted confidence' to Liverpool defenders and the rest of the team. The Reds' attackers were providing pressure immediately after Bayern got hold of the ball.
Both factors helped Liverpool not to go backwards too often. Jurgen Klopp's side have reduced the number of passes to the goalkeeper before half-time from 16 in the first leg to 6 in the second leg.
"This must be Jurgen Klopp's most satisfying Liverpool victory. From front to back, his players oozed composure," Martin Keown wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
"Alisson imparted so much confidence to his defenders in the way he prowled the penalty area. The forwards set the tone by pressing from the off — and Liverpool did not panic when they did get on the ball.
"In the first leg, Liverpool put themselves under pressure by going backwards — passing to Alisson 16 times in the first half — and they were at home! They learned from their mistakes in Germany, only going back to their goalkeeper six times before half-time."