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Champions League photos

Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Unpopular with many Reds fans, co-owner Tom Hicks joins in the pre-match singing of "You'll never walk alone"

DIC chief executive Samir Al-Ansari

Also present is Samir Al-Ansari (right), the chief executive of DIC who have long been linked with a buyout of the club

Skrtel and Cole contest possession

With the game under way, Chelsea's Joe Cole attempts to get the better of Martin Skrtel as the visitors look for an important away goal

The rival managers urge their players on

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and rival Avram Grant give instructions to their players as a predictably tight opening spell develops

Malouda holds off Alvaro Arbeloa

After a disappointing first season in England, French winger Florent Malouda looks to conjure something special for the visitors

Torres goes close for Liverpool

The first real chance falls to Spanish striker Fernando Torres on the half hour but his shot is kept out by a well-positioned Petr Cech

Kuyt puts the ball past Cech

Half chances go the way of either team until shortly before half-time when some poor defending allows Dirk Kuyt to give Liverpool the lead

Drogba takes a tumble under Jamie Carragher's challenge

Didier Drogba adds plenty of presence to the Blues' attack but spends rather too much time on the ground for the home fans' liking

Aurelio is taken off

Benitez introduces John Arne Riise 15 minutes after the interval when Fabio Aurelio is stretchered off after appearing to pull a thigh muscle

Ferreira tries to tackle Babel

Ryan Babel gives Paulo Ferreira plenty to think about and goes close to doubling the Reds' lead before making way for Yossi Benayoun

Riise watches as his header beats Pepe Reina

More chances go begging at either end until deep into injury time when Riise disastrously heads past his own goalkeeper

Ashley Cole celebrates with his team-mates

The final whistle sounds almost immediately to give Chelsea's players and fans real hope ahead of next week's decisive second leg




see also
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
22 Apr 08 |  Europe


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