posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 05:27 PM
Liverpool qualified for the Champions League group stage, but only after being given a huge scare by AK Graz.
The Austrian side went ahead early in the second half through Mario Tokic's superb strike, which crossed the line after hitting Jerzy Dudek's bar.
Late on Tokic's finishing was less assured when the defender volleyed high over the bar following a Graz corner.
Liverpool's best effort in a hugely disappointing performance was a first-half Steven Gerrard shot.
Having fielded the same starting line-up in their last three competitive games, Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez made three changes, selecting Salif
Diao, Stephane Henchoz and Darren Potter.