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After a goalless stalemate in Germany, Jurgen Klopp named a strong side for Thursday’s second leg despite the prospect of the League Cup final in three days’ time and the hosts were set on their way when Milner opened the scoring five minutes in thanks to a bizarre handball from Dominik Kohr.
Aside from a couple of scares at the back, the hosts dominated the remainder of the first half as the attacking trio of Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino caused plenty of problems.
Caiuby threatened a shaky Liverpool early on but the home side – who had Lucas Leiva in defence ahead of Kolo Toure – settled any early nerves when they took the lead through Milner.
Kohr handled in the area after being barged by team-mate Caiuby, allowing the experienced midfielder to tuck the ball home to Marwin Hitz’s left.