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Sport Liverpool pass Salzburg test to reach CL last 16

22:40  10 december  2019
22:40  10 december  2019 Source:   skysports.com

Liverpool grind it out again

  Liverpool grind it out again Liverpool are not at their free-flowing best but they are finding ways to keep winning and the belief is growing.A couple of hours earlier, news of Jonjo Shelvey's late equaliser for Newcastle against Manchester City had spread across the stadium. Liverpool knew victory here would take them 11 points clear of their rivals. It was an opportunity they were not expecting but one they had to take.

When is the CL last - 16 draw? Last season's Champions League winners started the game needing to avoid defeat to book their spot in the knockout stages The goals knocked the wind out of Salzburg as Liverpool eased through the final 30 minutes and into Monday's last - 16 draw - which takes place in

Salzburg (Austria) (AFP) - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his side's "intensity" after two goals in as many minutes from Naby Keita and The European champions needed to avoid defeat against the Austrian title-holders to book their place in the last 16 and victory ensured they did so as

Naby Keïta, Roberto Firmino are posing for a picture: Naby Keita celebrates his opening goal with Roberto Firmino at Red Bull Salzburg© Getty Naby Keita celebrates his opening goal with Roberto Firmino at Red Bull Salzburg

Liverpool overcame a difficult night in Austria to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Group E winners thanks to a 2-0 victory at Red Bull Salzburg. When is the CL last-16 draw?Champions League scores and resultsChampions League tables | Fixtures

Last season's Champions League winners started the game needing to avoid defeat to book their spot in the knockout stages, and while they were tested during the first half by Salzburg's vibrant attack, the Premier League side's defence held firm.

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SALZBURG : Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his side's "intensity" after two goals in as many minutes from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah The European champions needed to avoid defeat against the Austrian title-holders to book their place in the last 16 and victory ensured they did so as

Salzburg had scored 87 goals in 24 previous games this season, including three when Liverpool edged a Stankovic rashly rushed off his line as Mane sped onto Andy Robertson's pass and his dinked cross was Panic over: Mohamed Salah's goal gave Liverpool breathing space in Salzburg .

Liverpool did create chances of their own during what was a frantic opening 45 minutes, but they had to wait until the second half to break the deadlock, with Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah both scoring in the space of 100 seconds.

a group of men playing a game of football: Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool's second against Red Bull Salzburg© Getty Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool's second against Red Bull Salzburg The goals knocked the wind out of Salzburg as Liverpool eased through the final 30 minutes and into Monday's last-16 draw - which takes place in Nyon at 11am, UK time - as group winners, despite Napoli's 4-0 win over Genk.

How the teams lined up

Opta stats - Liverpool tighten up at the back

Liverpool kept a clean sheet in an away Champions League game for the first time in 11 such matches, having conceded 18 goals in their previous 10 away games in the competition.The Reds have now progressed from all three of their Champions League group stages under manager Jürgen Klopp; they had been knocked out at this stage in both of their last two group stages in the competition before the German's arrival (2009-10 and 2014-15).Red Bull Salzburg's 16 goals scored is the most by a side to be eliminated from their Champions League group since Chelsea also scored 16 but finished third in 2012-13; today was the only one of Salzburg's six Champions League matches in 2019-20 that they failed to score in.Salzburg have now lost back-to-back home games in European competition for the first time since October 2016 (three in a row); they were unbeaten in 19 home European games before losing to Napoli in October and Liverpool tonight.What's next?

Liverpool now host Watford in the Premier League on Saturday at 12.30pm before a League Cup quarter-final at Aston Villa on December 17, live on Sky Sports.

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday December 16 in Nyon, with proceedings set to start at 11am, UK time.

Liverpool players celebrate Keita's opening goal at Red Bull Salzburg© Getty Liverpool players celebrate Keita's opening goal at Red Bull Salzburg

Last-gasp Firmino sends Liverpool to final .
Roberto Firmino's last-minute winner put under-par Liverpool into the Club World Cup final after a 2-1 win over Monterrey in Doha. The Brazilian substitute had only been on for six minutes when he sidefooted Trent Alexander-Arnold's wonderful low cross in at the near post to spare Liverpool's blushes against the Concacaf Champions League winners, who were excellent throughout.

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