Liverpool beat Debrecen 1-0 in Champions League

Liverpool beat Hungarian side Debrecen 1-0 in what was an unconvincing opening to their Champions League campaign. Dirk Kuyt was the hero of the hour when he scored the game's only goal just before half time slotting home the rebound after Vukasin Poleksic had failed to hold Fernando Torres' drive.

Despite starting with the same team that swept Burnley aside 4-0 at the weekend Liverpool struggled to dominate their less fancied opposition who were making their Champions League debut. Peter Czvitkovics went close to giving Debrecen a shock but Pepe Reina tipped his long range effort over the bar.

Liverpool looked to increase their lead in the second half but Poleksic pulled off a string of excellent saves to keep the Reds at bay. Debrecen almost snatched a equalizer at the death but Adamo Coulibaly was unable to finish after finding himself one on one with Reina.

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