Liverpool pay the penalty

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Liverpool failed in their attempts to equal a club record 14-match unbeaten run in Europe with a 1-0 defeat against Braga in their last-16 first-leg Europa League tie in Portugal.

A laboured performance lacking pace and creativity meant they rarely looked like scoring, a regular problem on their travels on the continent this season.

Even a European debut for £35million record signing Andy Carroll after half-time could not turn things around after Brazilian Alan had converted a 17th-minute penalty.

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