After a nervy start, Rafa Benitez’s men show their class to knock out the Romanian champions.

Liverpool negotiated a potentially tricky second leg against Unirea Urziceni in the UEFA Europa League by running out 3-1 winners, going through 4-1 on aggregate.

The five-time European Cup winners did not have things all their own way and manager Rafael Benitez must have been fearing for his Anfield future after he saw his team fall behind on 18 minutes to their Romanian hosts.

But despite the fervour being stirred up in the stands, the Merseysiders showed all the composure that you would expect from a side accustomed to playing high pressure games in the latter stages of the Champions league.

A rasping drive from Javier Mascherano levelled the scoreline on the night before Ryan Babel exhibited his hidden potential with a classy finish just before half-time to give Liverpool some breathing space.

goal in European competition surpassing Alan Shearer as Britain’s most prolific goalscorer in continental club competitions.

Liverpool face Lille in the next round with the side from norther France enjoying a good season in Ligue 1 but it is the English side mthat will be favourites to progress.

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Gerrard rewrites the record books as Liverpool triumph in Europe

After a nervy start, Rafa Benitez’s men show their class to knock out the Romanian champions.

Liverpool negotiated a potentially tricky second leg against Unirea Urziceni in the UEFA Europa League by running out 3-1 winners, going through 4-1 on aggregate.

The five-time European Cup winners did not have things all their own way and manager Rafael Benitez must have been fearing for his Anfield future after he saw his team fall behind on 18 minutes to their Romanian hosts.

But despite the fervour being stirred up in the stands, the Merseysiders showed all the composure that you would expect from a side accustomed to playing high pressure games in the latter stages of the Champions league.

A rasping drive from Javier Mascherano levelled the scoreline on the night before Ryan Babel exhibited his hidden potential with a classy finish just before half-time to give Liverpool some breathing space.

goal in European competition surpassing Alan Shearer as Britain’s most prolific goalscorer in continental club competitions.

Liverpool face Lille in the next round with the side from norther France enjoying a good season in Ligue 1 but it is the English side mthat will be favourites to progress.

Read the article on Sportingo

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