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“Job done. Onto Wembley…” – Supporters react to Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Augsburg

An early penalty from James Milner secured Liverpool passage to the last 16 of the Europa League with a 1-0 win over Augsburg.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 25, 2016: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against FC Augsburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Milner sent the ball past Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz in the first five minutes to seal the Reds’s latest Europa League victory, but it wasn’t quite plain sailing for Jurgen Klopp‘s side.

After a dominant start from a Liverpool attack featuring Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge, Augsburg grew into the contest.

It went down to the wire, with Augsburg manager Markus Weinziel sending on a number of attackers in the closing stages, including star striker Raul Bobadilla—but, fortunately, to no avail.

Here’s how Liverpool supporters saw Thursday night’s 1-0 win over Augsburg.

Many focussed on the positive performances of Coutinho, Firmino and Sturridge in attack…

“Lot of nice moments, plenty of good opportunities, and a glimpse of what could be if Sturridge, Coutinho, and Firmino can stay fit and on the pitch together.”
ubermick on the forums.

While others bemoaned the lack of a clinical edge in Liverpool’s forward play…

“Well, we have seen some great attacking play, but finishing wasn’t quite as good…
It’s just a shame that after a game like this, in the end, the penalty is what made the difference, should’ve scored 2 or 3 goals at least.”
johnny-mne on the forums.

Including Klopp himself…

Many showed their respect for a strong Augsburg following, who stayed at Anfield long beyond the final whistle…

Crucially, however, most supporters were simply relieved to make it through, with eyes now turning to Sunday’s League Cup final…

“We’re through, that’s what matters. Hopefully we play better on Sunday.”
shankly96 on the forums.

Liverpool take on Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to seal the first piece of silverware of Klopp’s reign on Merseyside.

Liverpool 1-0 Ausgburg

Report: Milner penalty sends Reds through to last 16
Reactions: “Job done, on to Wembley…”
Ratings: Coutinho takes top marks
Klopp: “Absolutely deserved”
Presser: Watch in full here

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