Liverpool 1-0 FC Augsburg

  • Milner gives Liverpool the lead from the penalty spot
  • Penalty after handball by Kohr
  • Sturridge named in the starting XI
James Milner scores
James Milner scores from the spot Getty Images

Full-time: Liverpool 1-0 FC Augsburg

Liverpool progress into the next round thanks to an early penalty from James Milner. The Reds were very impressive for the most part, even if their dominance wasn't reflected in the scoreline.

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Almost famous last words, there. Stafylidis hits a free-kick from distance that just shaves the post.

So, so, so close to a tie-winning goal.


Tick-tock, tick-tock...

Liverpool are moments away from the round of 16 now. It's been a successful evening for the Reds so far, with Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho getting some much-needed minutes.

But they still need to see this one out.


The Reds continue to press, looking for a second goal to put the seal on it.

In truth, they look more likely to score than the Germans, who have started to throw caution to the wind. But it may be too little, too late.


Less than ten minutes left at Anfield now.


Another change for the hosts, and another of their stars is being removed.

On this occasion, it is Coutinho who is making way. Once again, he's been sparkling at times tonight.


Ahhhhh, Liverpool were so close to making it 2-0!

There was a horrible mix-up in the Germans' defence and from a few yards, Jordan Henderson scuffs his shot straight at the keeper.

The England international will hope that moment doesn't come back to haunt him - Liverpool really ought to have sealed their place with that chance.


A big moment for the away side, this.

The Argentine-born forward Raul Bobadilla replaces Werner for the last 15 minutes or so. He's the Germans' main goal threat and is making a surprising return from injury.

Can he become a hero tonight? We'll have to wait to see...



Oh. No need to stress, Liverpool fans. Milner has returned to the field.

Liverpool have 20 minutes to hang on and seal their place in the next round.

Coutinho goes down
Coutinho goes down Getty Images


Origi comes on but Benteke sits on the bench - what does the future hold for him at Anfield? If he has one, that is.

Meanwhile, James Milner has gone down holding his face. This could be worrying with the League Cup on the horizon.


Just as we say that...

Daniel Sturridge makes his way to the touchline - he's put a good shift in


We're past the hour mark at Anfield and Jurgen Klopp may be contemplating a change.

In case you missed it earlier, these are the options he has on the bench:

Subs: Ward, Toure, Benteke, Origi, Smith, Teixeira, Chirivella.


Augsburg are slowly coming back into this. The Germans aren't creating lots of chances but the game has certainly become more even in the last five minutes.

Perhaps this is the ideal scenario for the Bundesliga outfit. Remember, a goal for Augsburg now would eliminate Liverpool, who for all of their dominance, are living on thin ice.

Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge at Anfield Getty Images


Liverpool are huffing and puffing, but they still can't blow Augsburg's house down. It's one-way stuff for the moment, though.

We've played 55 minutes at Anfield...


Even though the score remains at 1-0, Jurgen Klopp must be pleased with his side so far tonight.

They have been energetic, creative and entertaining. They just need to add another goal or two in order to put some gloss on this head-turning display.

Jurgen Klopp watches on
Jurgen Klopp watches on Getty Images


Once again, Liverpool are on the front foot, with Coutinho taking a shot from distance that just loops over the bar.

And then seconds later, Sturridge, squirming free inside the area, shoots just wide of the post. You'd have backed him from there nine times out of ten.


Anyway, we're back underway at Anfield. Liverpool, remember, have a one-goal advantage to hang on to (or extend).


It'll be interesting to see how Jurgen Klopp plays the situation in the second half. With the League Cup final looming, he might want to rest one or two of his stars.

For that reason, an early goal would be very welcome indeed.

James Milner in action
James Milner in action Getty Images


Other half-time scores in the Europa League tonight:

  • Ath Bilbao 0-1 Marseille (Agg 1-1)
  • Bayer Levkn 1-1 Sporting (Agg 2-1)
  • Schalke 0-1 Shakt Donsk (Agg 0-1)
  • FK Krasnodar 0-0 Sparta Prague (Agg 0-1)


Half-time: Liverpool 1-0 FC Augsburg


Henderson is back on and the Anfield crowd is in full voice once more. They have good reason to be enjoying themselves.

The Reds have been very impressive, with the likes of Sturridge and Coutinho really excelling.

In truth, they deserve more than a 1-0 lead, but I'm sure they'll take it for the time being.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp on the touchline Getty Images


Jordan Henderson has stayed down after he was involved in a clash. Not entirely sure what's the problem.

But a stretcher is being readied, which is worrying news for Jurgen Klopp. No, it looks like he is growing to grin and bear it.


Sturridge strikes the post after Firmino goes flying up the right side. He cut the ball back, but Sturridge's effort was pushed onto the post.

So nearly nearly 2-0 and a bit of daylight for the Reds.