A LATE Dirk Kuyt header booked Liverpool’s place in the last 16 of the Europa League as the Reds overcame a stubborn Sparta Prague at Anfield.
Kuyt guided in an 86th minute Raul Meireles corner as the home side finally converted one of their chances.
Meanwhile, Manchester City also made it through to the last 16 after a comfortable 3-0
win over Aris Salonika.
Edin Dzeko struck twice in the opening 12 minutes to give City, who drew the first leg 0-0 in Greece, breathing space, and Yaya Toure confirmed the win in the 75th minute.