The Round of 32 of the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League was completed on Thursday night with a trio of UK clubs crashing out.
At the venue of their famous Champions League win in the final over AC Milan in 2005, the Reds were unable to repeat the dose after a 1-0 loss in the second leg which forced the game into extra-time.
Besiktas, in front of their customary parochial fans, held their nerve in the shootout to win narrowly over a side who had failed in the group stage of the Champions League earlier in the season.
Joining the Anfield outfit on the European scrapheap for this campaign are Tottenham who were beaten 2-0 by Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi to lose 3-1 on aggregate to the Italian club.
Last week's 3-3 draw in Glasgow set up the Nerazzurri in the second leg who had Fredy Guarin to thank for their eventual triumph.
Elsewhere, Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg easily accounted for Dutch leaders PSV Eindhoven 4-0 on aggregate, Sevilla edged past Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 thanks to a 3-2 second leg win in Germany, Ajax got the better of Legia Warsaw 4-0, Napoli downed Trabzonspor 5-0 and Roma narrowly defeated Feyenoord 3-2 courtesy of tonight's 2-1 win in Rotterdam.
2014/15 UEFA Europa League - Round of 32 second leg
Borussia Monchengladbach (GER): 2 (Granit Xhaka 19', Thorgan Hazard 29') Sevilla (SPN): 3 (Martin Stranzl (og) 8', Vitolo 26'/79') Stadion im Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach, Germany *Sevilla wins 4-2 on agg.
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