Date: 17th September 2014 at 1:23pm
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Liverpool made a winning return to the Champions League last night, edging a nervy encounter 2-1 against Bulgarian champions FC Ludogorets.

Brendan Rodgers admits that his Liverpool side were well below their best on what looked set to be a frustrating night in front of a packed Anfield.

But Liverpool were able to show the Champions League spirit that has proved so crucial to them in the past, and nick a 93rd minute winner to kick off the tournament in dramatic fashion.

Below are some of the best shots from Anfield, on a night Mario Balotelli fired his first goal for the club, and Steven Gerrard scored his 40th European goal to earn an opening night three points.