Liverpool’s Kenny Dalglish had to settle for a draw in his first European match in charge this evening but his side still remain well placed to progress to the Europa League last 16.
The visitors Liverpool looked strong from the outset but were unable to capitalise on a myriad of possession as it was Sparta’s Manuel Pamic who went closest in the first period.
Glen Johnson had the best chance for Liverpool after poking a shot just wide early into the second half but Dalglish’s men, without injured captain Steven Gerrard, never looked like scoring in this forgettable bore-draw tonight. They failed to create anything of notable worth against a Sparta side looking distinctly more fresh aftering returning to their first competitive match of the year following a near three-month winter break.
The second leg of this last-32 Europa League tie takes place at Anfield on 24 February with Lech Poznan or Braga scheduled to play the winner.
szólj hozzá: Sp0-0Li[matchhighlight.com]