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Anfield crowd applaud Bayern fans’ ‘Twenty is Plenty’ banner

A brilliant moment which saw the home and away fans at Anfield come together during Liverpool’s clash with Bayern Munich has been garnering plenty of attention online tonight.

Liverpool vs Bayern

Liverpool welcomed Bayern to Merseyside for the first-leg of the Champions League last-16 tie between the sides a short time ago.

The hosts headed into proceedings refreshed on the back of a rare 10-day break from competitive fixtures, having not been involved in the weekend’s FA Cup round-of-16.

Bayern, on the other hand, were in action, with the Bavarians having secured a hard-fought 3-2 win away to Augsburg on Friday night.

Kingsley Coman proved the star of the show for Niko Kovac’s men, playing a direct role in all 3 of his side’s goals at the Augsburg Arena.

Surprise stalemate

Ahead of kick-off at Anfield this evening, an action-packed, opportunity-filled 90 minutes was widely-predicted, with both sides known for their respective attacking brands of football.

In addition, Liverpool and Bayern both headed into the matchup without the services of key defenders.

As such, the largely-underwhelming outing subsequently played out proved a major surprise.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich tangles with Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Liverpool and FC Bayern Muenchen at Anfield on February 19, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Clear-cut chances were few-and-far between for either side throughout the clash, with both defences, when called upon, having stood firm.

Bayern impressed over much of the opening 45 minutes, with Liverpool having been the far-superior side following the interval.

When all was said and done, though, neither side could produce the one moment of magic required to take an advantage into the tie’s second-leg in 3 weeks’ time.

‘Twenty is plenty’

While the action on the pitch proved largely-forgetful, there was one moment in the Anfield stands which has since gained plenty of attention online, though.

The moment came in the form of a mutual show of respect between the home and away fans.

Early in the second-half at Anfield, Bayern’s travelling supporters held up a series of banners, in support of the ‘twenty’s plenty’ campaign.

As per Balls.ie:

‘Twenty’s Plenty’ was launched by the Football Supporters Federation as a bid to enforce an away match tickets cap of £20 (£15 for concessions).’

The unveiling of the away side’s banners was met by a rousing round of applause throughout Anfield, with Liverpool’s fans long-term supporters of the initiative:

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