John Henry, Liverpool's owner, took to Twitter to praise Virgil van Dijk after Bayern win

Liverpool's co-owner praised Virgil van Dijk after his performance v Bayern

Liverpool are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after defeating Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

The Reds were given a tough draw after finishing second in their group.

But, after a goalless first leg, they showed their superiority over their opponents in Munich.

A Sadio Mane brace and a goal from Virgil van Dijk helped Liverpool to a comfortable 3-1 victory.

While many may consider Mane to have been Man-of-the-Match, Van Dijk managed to put in another colossal performance in defence.

Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in the world but the Dutch defender made him look average throughout.

He provided the assist to Mane's opener and was also able to grab Liverpool's second goal on the night, which effectively ended the tie.

Like he has been since joining the club, Van Dijk really was so impressive on the night.

Virgil van Dijk heads home against Bayern

In fact, he was so impressive, that even John Henry had to tweet about him.

Liverpool's owner very rarely tweets but he felt the need to hail Van Dijk's performance.

He re-posted a tweet which read: "75% of the earth is covered by water.

"The other 25% is covered by Van Dijk".

Great stuff.

That £75 million Liverpool paid for him is starting to look like a bargain.

Van Dijk was happy to help his side through to the quarter-finals.

"It is a great evening," he said after the game, per BBC. "We knew it would be tough as they have a great team with fantastic players.

"We were unlucky on their equaliser, but we got the job done and we're into the last eight. It is very important and it feels amazing to score."

John Henry enjoyed Van Dijk's performance

And Jurgen Klopp claimed he could 'write a book' about Van Dijk's skills.

"It was brilliant," he said when asked about Van Dijk's performance, per Goal. "He was involved in the goal of Bayern as well, so what a night! What can I say?

"I could write a book about his skills, his strength, how much I like him, what a fantastic person he is.

"He is so young, already so mature, really strong, all good. Virg knows he can play better than he did tonight; we can play better than we did tonight."

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