Adam Lallana looked to have wasted the best chance of the game shortly after half-time but the Italian came on as a substitute and dispatched a spot kick with typical calm
A Mario Balotelli penalty gave Liverpool the advantage in their Europa League last-32 tie as they beatBesiktas 1-0 at Anfield.
The Reds, who were without injured captain Steven Gerrard, looked to have wasted the best chance for a winner on the night shortly after half-time when Adam Lallana shot over the bar from just six yards out.
But Brendan Rodgers’s men pushed on in search of a goal as the second period wore on and finally got a clear opportunity when Jordon Ibe was brought down in the box by Ramon Motta and Balotelli finished with typical aplomb.
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