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Liverpool manager praises team for resilience

Liverpool manager praises team for resilience

September 17, 2014

LIVERPOOL, Sept 17 — Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers drew encouragement from his side’s perseverance after they eked out a 2-1 win over Bulgarian newcomers Ludogorets Razgrad on their return to the Champions League. The five-time champions required a stoppage-time penalty from captain Steven Gerrard to secure victory in yesterday’s Group B game, after Dani Alabo had cancelled out Mario Balotelli’s 82nd-minute opener for the hosts. Gerrard’s 93rd-minute spot-kick allowed Liverpool... Read more

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Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (bottom) is challenged by Ludogorets’ Cosmin Moti during their Champions League match at Anfield in Liverpool, England September 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

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