Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has admitted that Liverpool's high press showcased the Bavarians' limits, and added that his squad deserved to lose the tie to the Reds.
Bayern were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday night after a 3-1 loss at the hands of Liverpool. Sadio Mane scored a brilliant goal in the first half when he caught Manuel Neuer off his line, and despite an own goal from Joel Matip which gave Bayern some hope, the Reds were able to storm back and score twice more to finish the match.
"They were better in these two matches and we deserved to lose. The opponent attacked us very high and left no spaces, that made it difficult for us.
The Bayern manager highlighted the set-piece goal as a turning point in the match. With the score locked at 1-1, Virgil van Dijk rose above the defence and slammed home a header from a James Milner corner. The goal changed the whole complexity of the match and Bayern were never able to recover their confidence.
"Our opponents attacked very early and at a high pace. We tried to use our full-backs to attack. We didn't succeed because our opponents did a really good job, whereas we didn't have our best day."