Virgil van Dijk’s composure proves decisive on Vegas night for Liverpool | Barney Ronay

Jürgen Klopp’s side rise to the occasion with their Dutch factotum directing an almost dismissive victory over Bayern

On German television they closed out the show with Hello Goodbye by the Beatles, which felt about right. Through mid-afternoon the grey stone squares of Munich’s old town had echoed with choruses of “Allez, Allez, Allez”, Liverpool’s own European anthem of the past two years.

It is a sound that may just come to haunt this ageing Bayern era, which reached its own decisive goodbye on a chilly, luminous night at the Allianz Arena. Quietly, and always with a feeling of strength in reserve, Liverpool produced a performance shot through with the steel of the mature Klopp period.

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