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Reds Through Despite Di Natale Shock

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The hard work was nearly in tatters in the dying minutes for Liverpool after Di Natale threatened to very much spoil the party but thankfully the legendary forward missed on this occasion. The Reds only needed a goal from Jordan Henderson to secure all three points and they ended the 90 minutes top of group A.

Brendan Rodgers opted for a side consisting of both youth and experience for this clash with Udinese. The back four had veteran Jamie Carragher in it whilst Suso was up front supporting Suarez. It was Luis's first away appearance in Europe for Liverpool. The big team news coming from the Italians though was that Di Natale would start from the bench.

It was a pacey start for Liverpool who knew that they had to give everything in this game in order to secure their progression. Unfortunately for the Reds though Nuri Sahin was quickly sidelined with a nose bleed, after the medical staff were unable to stem the bleeding he was replaced with Jonjo Shelvey just after the 10 minute…