6 Aug 2010

Liverpool progress in Europa League

12:15 pm on 6 August 2010

Roy Hodgson's first home match as Liverpool manager ended in triumph as the five-time European football champions overcame Rabotnicki 2-0 to coast into the Europa League play-offs.

First half goals by David Ngog and captain Steven Gerrard capped the easiest of wins as Liverpool overcame their Macedonian opponents 4-0 on aggregate.

The tie took place against the backdrop of a takeover bid for the club, with rumours sweeping Anfield that a deal is close to being struck.