Liverpool boss happy to progress

The Reds managed a narrow 1-0 win over Sparta Prague, after a goal by Dirk Kuyt.

“I thought they made it really difficult for us tonight,” noted Dalglish.

“In the first half there were a couple of scares and in the second half they had a header from a free-kick across goal.

“They were a good strong side and it was a difficult game for us across two legs but I thought we deserved to win.

“I think the boys deserve great credit for the way they went about their work – for their determination and their effort – to get a result.

“They were superb and the pride they took in themselves and the club was rewarded in the end with a goal.”