Liverpool secured their place in the group stages of the Europa League courtesy of a win at Trabzonspor.
The Turkish side drew level 1-1 on aggregate when Teofilo Gutierrez slotted in from a Gustavo Colman shot.
David Ngog headed wide from six yards for the Reds but they got a crucial away goal when Giray Kacar put a Glen Johnson cross into his own net.
Dirk Kuyt completed the win when he slotted in after Daniel Pacheco's shot had been parried into his path.
Liverpool's goals came late on in the match as they eventually showed the character to negotiate their way past some awkward opponents.
Trabzonspor had beaten the Reds 1-0 the the first leg of a European Cup tie in the 1976/77 season before the Anfield side overturned the deficit to win the second round tie.
And Liverpool knew it would be a tough task to dispose of the Turkish side who were last beaten at home in December 2009 and had since won eight out of nine at their Huseyin Avni Aker stadium.
A banner in the crowd also read: 'You're Alone Here' as it played on Liverpool's famous You'll Never Walk Alone anthem, with the Trabzonspor crowd giving the Reds the type of hostile welcome Turkish clubs have become renowned for giving opposing teams in Europe.
However, while the Reds were a vastly different side from the one beaten by Manchester City on Monday, they started off displaying the same lethargy and lacklustre qualities.
It appeared the visitors were lacking the appetite for the Europa League with Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson having left most of his leading players in England after stating the Premier League was this season's priority.
And Liverpool quickly had their lead from the first leg cancelled out as Kuyt was dispossessed by Colman, whose attempted shot across goal was sidefooted in by Gutierrez.
Ibrahima Yattara wasted a chance to put Trabzonspor in front as the Reds failed to deal with a free-kick but the striker headed wide from close range.
Liverpool slowly started to work their way into the game and should have scored when the previously anonymous Joe Cole dinked a lovely cross to the far post where Ngog nodded the ball wide from six yards.
It was a glaring miss which the Frenchman almost atoned for as he turned and jinked his way to the edge of the box only to shoot just wide.
Liverpool were now showing a steel and determination that was missing in the first half and were duly rewarded when Johnson cut inside on the right and delivered a cross to the near post which Kacar diverted into his own net.
That left Trabzonspor needing two goals to turn the tie around and, in their efforts to perform an unlikely comeback, they left themselves in a vulnerable position.
Liverpool took advantage as Pacheco's shot was palmed into Kuyt's path by keeper Onur Kivrak and the Dutch striker gratefully applied the finishing touch to put Liverpool in the draw for the Europa League group stages on Friday.
93:01 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
90:00+2:19 Remzi Giray Kacar is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Reina.
90:00+1:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Egeman Korkmaz by Dirk Kuyt. Egeman Korkmaz takes the free kick.
90:00+1:04 Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cole, Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Blocked by Serkan Balci.
90:00+0:07 Substitution Christian Poulsen goes off and Martin Skrtel comes on.
90:00 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
89:20 Shot by Teofilo Gutierrez from just outside the area goes over the net.
87:18 Assist by Joe Cole.
87:18 GOAL - Dirk Kuyt:Trabzonspor 1 - 2 Liverpool Goal scored by Dirk Kuyt from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Trabzonspor 1 (1)-(3) 2
87:03 Joe Cole takes a shot. Onur Kivrak makes a save.
86:16 Unfair challenge on Selcuk Inan by Joe Cole results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Selcuk Inan, Jose Reina
makes a save.
85:47 Substitution Coelho Jaja is brought on as a substitute for Hrvoje Cale.
85:30 Substitution Ryan Babel joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Ngog.
83:23 GOAL - Remzi Giray Kacar:Trabzonspor 1 - 1 Liverpool An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Remzi Giray Kacar. Trabzonspor 1 (1)-(2) 1 Liverpool.
83:22 Glen Johnson provided the assist for the goal.
83:20 Glen Johnson produces a cross.
80:48 Jamie Carragher challenges Burak Yilmaz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Selcuk Inan restarts play with the free kick.
The referee penalises Gustavo Colman for handball. Direct free kick taken by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
80:00 Corner taken by Daniel Pacheco, Egeman Korkmaz manages to make a clearance.
77:11 Gomes da Costa Alanzinho has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
76:06 Substitution Fabio Aurelio leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Pacheco.
75:39 David Ngog sends in a cross, save by Onur Kivrak.
72:43 Corner taken by Fabio Aurelio, Onur Kivrak makes a save.
71:48 Shot on goal comes in from Fabio Aurelio from the free kick.
71:48 Booking Booking for Egeman Korkmaz.
71:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Egeman Korkmaz on David Ngog.
70:15 Outswinging corner taken by Selcuk Inan from the right by-line, Teofilo Gutierrez takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
70:04 The ball is delivered by Burak Yilmaz, Martin Kelly makes a clearance.
64:37 Substitution Baris Atas comes on in place of Ceyhun Gulselam.
63:30 Selcuk Inan crosses the ball, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.
61:49 The ball is sent over by Dirk Kuyt.
60:59 The ball is delivered by Dirk Kuyt, Remzi Giray Kacar makes a clearance.
60:10 The ball is swung over by Serkan Balci, save by Jose Reina.
57:59 Foul by Egeman Korkmaz on David Ngog, free kick awarded. Fabio Aurelio crosses the ball in from the free kick, Egeman Korkmaz
makes a clearance.
56:38 David Ngog has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
55:08 A cross is delivered by Fabio Aurelio, clearance by Remzi Giray Kacar.
53:50 Centre by Burak Yilmaz, save by Jose Reina.
53:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Ngog on Egeman Korkmaz. Onur Kivrak restarts play with the free kick.
52:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Selcuk Inan by Dirk Kuyt. Direct free kick taken by Egeman Korkmaz.
51:30 Joe Cole produces a cross, Header by David Ngog from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
47:40 Burak Yilmaz is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
45:01 Substitution Gomes da Costa Alanzinho comes on in place of Ibrahima Yattara.
45:01 The referee starts the second half.
45:00 The first half comes to an end.
44:51 Outswinging corner taken by Fabio Aurelio from the left by-line, David Ngog challenges Selcuk Inan unfairly and gives away
a free kick. Onur Kivrak takes the free kick.
42:22 Leiva Lucas takes a shot. Save made by Onur Kivrak.
40:32 Booking Burak Yilmaz receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
38:29 Booking The referee shows Ceyhun Gulselam a yellow card.
36:46 Glen Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Hrvoje Cale. Selcuk Inan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed
from left wing, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.
31:47 The assistant referee signals for offside against Glen Johnson. Onur Kivrak takes the free kick.
29:55 Glen Johnson sends in a cross, Remzi Giray Kacar makes a clearance.
27:26 Ceyhun Gulselam fouled by Christian Poulsen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Serkan Balci.
24:10 Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Remzi Giray Kacar gets a block in. Shot from outside the area by Fabio Aurelio misses to the left
of the goal.
23:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Selcuk Inan by Dirk Kuyt. Selcuk Inan restarts play with the free kick.
22:50 Centre by Joe Cole, Remzi Giray Kacar makes a clearance.
22:44 Joe Cole produces a cross, clearance made by Remzi Giray Kacar.
21:09 Glen Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Burak Yilmaz. The ball is swung over by Selcuk Inan, Headed
effort from deep inside the area by Ibrahima Yattara misses to the right of the goal.
16:42 Corner taken right-footed by Ibrahima Yattara from the right by-line, Remzi Giray Kacar takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
16:27 Gustavo Colman takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.
16:18 Short corner taken by Ibrahima Yattara.
15:36 Ibrahima Yattara takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.
14:49 Corner from the right by-line taken by Fabio Aurelio, save by Onur Kivrak.
7:17 Martin Kelly fouled by Ceyhun Gulselam, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Correction - 3:57 The assist for the goal came from Gustavo Colman.
3:57 Assist on the goal came from Gustavo Colman.
3:57 GOAL - Teofilo Gutierrez:Trabzonspor 1 - 0 Liverpool A goal is scored by Teofilo Gutierrez from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Trabzonspor 1 (1)-(1)
1:39 Corner taken left-footed by Fabio Aurelio, Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes a shot. Save made by Onur Kivrak.
1:28 The ball is delivered by Joe Cole, clearance made by Hrvoje Cale.
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