GALLERY: The best photos as Liverpool fought for Champions League progression

Liverpool fought well but couldn't get through to the next stage of the Champions League.

Liverpool’s Champions League journey has unfortunately ended for this season as a 1-1 draw against FC Basel last night wasn’t enough to help the Reds into the last 16 of the competition.

It’s a series of Thursday night games, which now presents itself to Liverpool and the Europa League, which is a good tournament for the side to try and use to get back into the Champions League for next season.

Ultimately, Basel’s European experience showed last night as they went 1-0 ahead at Anfield in front of the Kop and protected that advantage well before Steven Gerrard equalised.

There were a few frustrating elements to the performance for Liverpool, with Rickie Lambert among those to be criticised as he struggled to make the most of a chance to turn himself into a Kop favourite.

Focus now moves back to the Premier League and a difficult lunchtime trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United this Sunday.

Here’s a gallery of the best Liverpool photos from the game last night.

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