Liverpool 3-1 Zenit (agg: 3-3)

Bold Reds fall short of European dream

February 21, 2013
By Mike Whalley, Anfield
They arrived dreaming of Saint Etienne, of Auxerre, of Olympiacos, of AC Milan. They brought flags and shouted themselves hoarse in the hope that maybe, just maybe, this would be one of the great Liverpool European comebacks.

And for a while, a good while, when Luis Suarez floated a beautiful free-kick into the corner of the net to level the aggregate score at 3-3 and Anfield's volume reached a level to make the hairs on the back of the neck stand up, it looked as if mission impossible ...

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