Liverpool morning news, Rodgers and Allen pleased to have Euro fate in own hands

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A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

Liverpool still have their Champions League fate in their own hands despite conceding a late equaliser to Ludogorets in a 2-2 draw in Sofia last night.

Rickie Lambert and Jordan Henderson struck for the Reds after they fell behind courtesy of a Simon Mignolet error, but set pieces proved to be their undoing again with three minutes remaining.

If Liverpool are to qualify for the knock-out stages of the competition, they have to beat Basel at Anfield on December 9.

Rodgers told reporters after the game: "Of course we are frustrated because at 2-1 it could have been 3-1 or 4-1.

"At the beginning we said it will probably come down to the last game. It has come down to the last game at Anfield to qualify.

"It's all you can ever ask for, is for the fate to be in your own hands.

"I am happy to rely on us to play at Anfield in front of the supporters for qualification."

Reds midfielder Joe Allen seems too be singing from the same hymn sheet, suggesting that a win over Basel in the last game was likely to be a target for the Reds.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “We all believe we can do it. We're at Anfield and we'll be calling on all our supporters to get behind us and make it a seriously tough night for Basel.

“When we got the fixtures at the start of the campaign we would have targeted the Basel game as one where we needed to get three points and that hasn't changed.”

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