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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 19:19 GMT
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Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko takes to the field in protective glasses after an injury against Benfica threatened his sight

Liverpool go into the game buoyed by the return of Mohamed Sissoko after his recovery from a sight-threatening eye injury

Birmingham fail to deal with a Steven Gerrard free-kick allowing Sami Hyypia to score from close range

The French-born midfielder provides the flick that allows an unmarked Sami Hyypia to score in the first minute

Peter Crouch celebrates Liverpool's second goal

Three minutes later Peter Crouch makes it 2-0 when he stoops to head Steven Gerrard's long ball past Maik Taylor

David Dunn tries to tackle Jamie Carragher

With 85 minutes still remaining, David Dunn attempts to put pressure on Liverpool's defence as Birmingham try to recover

Jamie Clapham is tackled by Luis Garcia

The task is an uphill one for City - Jamie Clapham struggles to get the ball upfield as the Reds dominate

A right-footed Peter Crouch effort finds the net as Birmingham's defenders flounder

The win is all but secured when Crouch nets his second seven minutes before half-time with the Blues in disarray

Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce is a disappointed man at half-time

Having seen his side totally outplayed in the opening period, Steve Bruce returns to the dressing room with a lot to ponder

Fernando Morientes places the ball past Maik Taylor on the hour as Kenny Cunningham can only watch

The visitors show no signs of easing back after the break as Fernando Morientes scores on the hour to finish a neat move

John Arne Riise celebrates his third goal of the season

10 minutes later it is 5-0 as John Arne Riise unleashes a trademark long-range effort that Taylor is unable to keep out

Olivier Tebily can only watch as his botched clearance makes it 6-0

City's defenders have a night to forget but none more so than Olivier Tebily who diverts Harry Kewell's cross into his own net

Maik Taylor picks the ball out of the net as Liverpool march into the semi-finals

Djibril Cisse adds the seventh and final goal when his hopeful shot slips under goalkeeper Taylor in the closing minutes




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