Liverpool 1-0 Augsburg

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have booked a place into the last 16 of the Europa League, thanks to a James Milner penalty in the 5th minute to seal a 1-0 victory in the second leg at Anfield.
After the goalless draw during the first leg in Germany, the reds did the business recording a win at Anfield ahead of the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side won by a single goal in the second leg after a nil nil draw away at Augbsurg last week.

And the Reds were gifted a spot kick after just five minutes when a cross into the box was handled by defender Dominik Kohr.

Milner stepped up and drilled the penalty bottom right to give them the advantage.

Daniel Sturridge, who completed another 66 minutes on his return from injury, missed a number of chances in the second half.

And Liverpool were hanging on in the final minutes.

Simon Mignolet had to save from Tobias Werner and a Konstantinos Stafylidis free kick nearly went straight into the top corner.

“It was a really good game and it everyone who saw it would say we deserved to win,” Klopp said.

“[Coutinho & Sturridge] are very important for us but we need them at their best and they can only get it in matches and training.

“It was a difficult game. Augsburg took risks and they defended very well. Markus [Weinzierl] has a great team.”