21 Aug 2010

Liverpool beat Turkish side in Europa League play-off

5:16 am on 21 August 2010

Liverpool will take a slender 1-0 lead to Turkey after a Ryan Babel goal earned them a narrow victory over Trabzonspor in the Europa League football play-off first leg at Anfield.

But it could have been so much better for the hosts as Joe Cole suffered another moment to forget for his new club.

Former Chelsea midfielder Cole followed up his red card against Arsenal last Sunday with a glaring second half miss from the penalty spot.