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Borini Scores In Liverpool Win

It was of complete contrast to the game out in Belarus as Liverpool easily put 3 goals past Gomel and sealed their place in a play off against Hearts. It's a nice draw for the Reds and will also provide a good atmosphere as fans make the short hop to Scotland. The second leg at Anfield is always a nice addition too.

Rodgers started a very strong side considering that he could have easily fielded a below par one. Pepe Reina was back in goal which was great to see and Lucas started in the centre. Borini and Suarez both started and Gerrard was freed up immensely due to Lucas and Shelvey in the middle of the park.

Liverpool got off to a very lively start as they looked to impress a near capacity Anfield crowd. Also in that crowd was Swansea's Joe Allen, it certainly looks like he'll be the next man revealed in a Liverpool shirt.

The first goal for the Reds came just after the 20 minute mark and who was the scorer? The man himself Fabio Borini. I know I wasn't the only one…

Brendan's First In Front Of Kop

Gomel will be the opposition at Anfield on Thursday evening as Brendan Rodgers looks to send Liverpool through to the next round of the Europa League in his first match as manager in front of the Kop.

The first leg ended in a Liverpool win after Stewart Downing found the back of the net but it wasn't an easy victory for the Reds as Gomel provided the defence with several problems. Perhaps the unpredictability played into their hands but it is always dangerous to underestimate the opposition.

With the home crowd behind Liverpool though and the magic of Anfield you have to feel the home side will wrap this one up and in a more successful manner.

Last time out Brendan had Borini up front but with Suarez back from the Olympics after Uruguay were knocked out there is a possibility the number 7 may feature. It will also be interesting to see whether Daniel Agger features in this one too, last time he didn't travel supposedly because he had to work on his conditioning back at Melwoo…

Downing Strike Seals First Leg Win

Liverpool had a rather shaky start in Belarus but managed to find some composure as the game went on and Stewart Downing found a goal from nowhere with his 25 yard strike. Gomel did threaten the Reds goal though on several occasions namely a bout of shots late on in the first half that Brad Jones and the defence had to deal with.

Brendan Rodgers fielded a rather strong side in his first competitive match as manager and included in that line up was Jamie Carragher. A fan favourite and legend to many, he was making his 700th appearance for the club, an amazing feat for any footballer. Due to the special occasion captain Steven Gerrard gave up his armband for this one.

Also in the starting XI was new signing Fabio Borini and Joe Cole who would be looking to prove a point.

Early on Gomel showed their intent to fluster Liverpool as they got stuck in and a foul on Stewart Downing was met with a yellow card for Klimovich.

The Reds in this match were certainly portraying the passing & po…