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By the end, Real's fans were begging for the whistle.

Speaking to BT Sport, the 37-year-old former Reds midfielder was asked whether he was happy if Liverpool could face Real Madrid in the final to which he replied, "On what you've seen over the two legs, for sure, because you look at the Liverpool team and where they're strong".

"We really wanted to reach the final, we did our best and then this unnecessary mistake happened to me".

His Bayern team went down fighting in Madrid.

After losing the first leg 2-1 in Munich, Bayern flew out of blocks on the return to Santiago Bernabéu with Joshua Kimmich scoring in just three minutes.

Real equalised when Karim Benzema was allowed to head home unmarked at the far post. Maybe that is a quality, not to make mistakes that big.

That gave Madrid a 2-1 lead in the second leg and, though James Rodriguez restored parity on the night, Bayern were unable to conjure up a third, which would have seen them through on away goals.

The German giant lost to Spanish opposition in the knockout phase for the fifth year in a row.

Bayern had a five-point deficit on the Bundesliga table when it arrived, but it now holds a massive 24-point lead after finishing sixth consecutive title last month.

Heynckes says he has simply enjoyed working with Bayern's stars.

Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic praised Heynckes.

While talks with the club over a new deal have reportedly been ongoing for quite some time now, not only has no new contract been announced, but Wilshere has admitted this week that "We're still in the same position ... not much has changed" as negotiations continue to drag on. Click any of these buttons below!

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