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Liverpool draw a blank against Augsburg in Europa League tie

By Carl Markham

Published 18/02/2016

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho reacts during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho reacts during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Divock Origi of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (2nd L), manager of Liverpool and Markus Weinzierl (3rd R) head coach of Augsburg shake hands after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool applauds supporters after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Roberto Firmino (L) and Nathaniel Clyne (R) of Liverpool show their frustration after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Ji Dong-Won of Augsburg shoots at goal resulting in hitting a post during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Ji Dong-Won of Augsburg shoots at goal resulting in hitting a post during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool shakes hands with Jordon Ibe (L) on the touchline during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Brazil midfielder Caiuby (L) and Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool gives instruction to Jordon Ibe (L) on the touchline during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool gives instruction to Jordon Ibe (L) on the touchline during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Jordan Henderson of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Caiuby, left, and Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(L-R) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
(R-L) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool shouts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alexander Esswein of Augsburg reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Simon Mignolet of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Simon Mignolet of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Simon Mignolet of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool' s Alberto Moreno, left, and Augsburg's Alexander Esswein challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Augsburg's Tobias Werner, right, and Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen on the bench prior to the second half during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen on the bench prior to the second half during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen on the bench prior to the second half during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool and Caiuby of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(L-R) Liverpool's midfielder James Milner, Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge and Augsburg's Dutch defender Paul Verhaegh vie for the ball vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Liverpool's midfielder James Milner, Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge and Augsburg's Dutch defender Paul Verhaegh vie for the ball vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: James Milner of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge watches Augsburg's goalkeeper Marwin Hitz during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool controls the ball under pressure of Ragnar Klavan of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool controls the ball under pressure of Ragnar Klavan of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool and Ragnar Klavan of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool and Dominik Kohr of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Kostas Stafylidis of Augsburg controls the ball under pressure of Divock Origi of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Kostas Stafylidis of Augsburg controls the ball under pressure of Divock Origi of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Turkish midfielder Halil Altintop (L) and Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp (R) and Augsburg's headcoach Markus Weinzierl share a laugh ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Divock Origi of Liverpool dives for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp (R) and Augsburg's headcoach Markus Weinzierl share a laugh ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Caiuby, right, and Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Greece defender Konstantinos Stafylidis (L) and Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
The UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: A general view of the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Dominik Kohr (R) of Augsburg competes for the ball against James Milner (L) and Philippe Coutinho (C) of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Dominik Kohr (R) of Augsburg competes for the ball against James Milner (L) and Philippe Coutinho (C) of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg picks up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg picks up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's defnder Christoph Janker (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Firmino Roberto vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla (L) of Augsburg is replaced to Caiuby (R) after picking up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla (R) of Augsburg is replaced to Caiuby (L) after picking up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Greece defender Konstantinos Stafylidis (L) and Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburgs Konstantinos Stafylidis, left, and Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool is tackled by Dominik Kohr of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool is tackled by Dominik Kohr of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(L-R) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
(R-L) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool shouts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alexander Esswein of Augsburg reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Ragnar Klavan of Augsburg and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg talk prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg talk prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: An Augsburg supporter soak up the atmosphere prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: An Augsburg supporter soak up the atmosphere prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: FAns pose for photographs prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: A fan reads a newspaper prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp (R) jokes with Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner (L) ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool head coach Juergen Klopp, right, and Augsburg head coach Markus Weinzierl arrive for the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Restless native: Jurgen Klopp is looking for a happy homecoming on his return to Germany

Jurgen Klopp's homecoming did not go exactly to plan as his Liverpool side were held to a goalless draw against Augsburg in Germany.

Much was made of the former Borussia Dortmund and Mainz manager's first trip back to his homeland but for all the fanfare it turned into something of a damp squib.

The result makes next week's return leg in the last 32 of the Europa League a tricky test for the Reds, especially with the Capital One Cup final against Manchester City following three days after.

With his background Klopp knew all he needed to about Augsburg but even he could not have accounted for Daniel Sturridge fluffing their best chance from six yards out early in the second half.

He named the same side which put six past Villa on Sunday, the first time he had done so in the 30 matches he has had in charge so far.

But that side boasted just four career European goals for the Reds between them - going into the game Augsburg's top scorer Raul Bobadilla had scored six in the competition this season, but the big striker lasted only 23 minutes before being forced off through injury.

It contributed to a scrappy first half in which the visitors gained a foothold by the mid-point but could easily have been behind by the interval had Alexander Esswein not been denied by Simon Mignolet. That came after Augsburg had countered from a Liverpool attack which broke down on the edge of home team's penalty area on the stroke of half-time.

Liverpool never really threatened at the other end with Roberto Firmino, Sturridge and Jordan Henderson's weak efforts all failing to test goalkeeper Marwin Hitz.

Sturridge - incredibly making only his third European appearance in just over three years at the club - looked tentative at times, lacked vision at others, but to see him starting consecutive games for the first time since March last year was another positive in his post-injury recovery.

But no matter how long he has spent on the sidelines since April a striker of his quality should have dispatched with ease a cross from James Milner, who had played a clever one-two with Firmino, but the England international barely connected.

AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: A general view of the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: A general view of the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho reacts during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (2nd L), manager of Liverpool and Markus Weinzierl (3rd R) head coach of Augsburg shake hands after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool applauds supporters after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Roberto Firmino (L) and Nathaniel Clyne (R) of Liverpool show their frustration after the scoreless draw in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Ji Dong-Won of Augsburg shoots at goal resulting in hitting a post during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Ji Dong-Won of Augsburg shoots at goal resulting in hitting a post during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho reacts during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool shakes hands with Jordon Ibe (L) on the touchline during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Brazil midfielder Caiuby (L) and Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool gives instruction to Jordon Ibe (L) on the touchline during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool gives instruction to Jordon Ibe (L) on the touchline during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Jordan Henderson of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Caiuby, left, and Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(L-R) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
(R-L) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool shouts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alexander Esswein of Augsburg reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Simon Mignolet of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Simon Mignolet of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Tobias Werner of Augsburg and Simon Mignolet of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool' s Alberto Moreno, left, and Augsburg's Alexander Esswein challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Augsburg's Tobias Werner, right, and Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen on the bench prior to the second half during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen on the bench prior to the second half during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is seen on the bench prior to the second half during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool and Caiuby of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(L-R) Liverpool's midfielder James Milner, Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge and Augsburg's Dutch defender Paul Verhaegh vie for the ball vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Liverpool's midfielder James Milner, Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge and Augsburg's Dutch defender Paul Verhaegh vie for the ball vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: James Milner of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge watches Augsburg's goalkeeper Marwin Hitz during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool controls the ball under pressure of Ragnar Klavan of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool controls the ball under pressure of Ragnar Klavan of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool and Ragnar Klavan of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool and Dominik Kohr of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Kostas Stafylidis of Augsburg controls the ball under pressure of Divock Origi of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Kostas Stafylidis of Augsburg controls the ball under pressure of Divock Origi of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Turkish midfielder Halil Altintop (L) and Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp (R) and Augsburg's headcoach Markus Weinzierl share a laugh ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Divock Origi of Liverpool dives for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp (R) and Augsburg's headcoach Markus Weinzierl share a laugh ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Divock Origi of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Coutinho (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Dominik Kohr (R) of Augsburg competes for the ball against James Milner (L) and Philippe Coutinho (C) of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Dominik Kohr (R) of Augsburg competes for the ball against James Milner (L) and Philippe Coutinho (C) of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg picks up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg picks up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's defnder Christoph Janker (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Firmino Roberto vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla (L) of Augsburg is replaced to Caiuby (R) after picking up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla (R) of Augsburg is replaced to Caiuby (L) after picking up an injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Raul Bobadilla of Augsburg walks off the pitch after picking up injury during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Greece defender Konstantinos Stafylidis (L) and Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburgs Konstantinos Stafylidis, left, and Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Caiuby, right, and Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne challenge for the ball during the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Augsburg's Greece defender Konstantinos Stafylidis (L) and Liverpool's striker Daniel Sturridge (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
The UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool is tackled by Dominik Kohr of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Weinzierl head coach of Augsburg gestures during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Emre Can of Liverpool is tackled by Dominik Kohr of Augsburg during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Alexander Esswein of Augsburg compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(L-R) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
(R-L) Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein, Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno and Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool shouts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Alexander Esswein of Augsburg reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Markus Feulner of Augsburg and Emre Can of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: An Augsburg supporter soak up the atmosphere prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: FAns pose for photographs prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: A fan reads a newspaper prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
AUGSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool at WWK-Arena on February 18, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp (R) jokes with Augsburg's midfielder Markus Feulner (L) ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool head coach Juergen Klopp, right, and Augsburg head coach Markus Weinzierl arrive for the Europa League soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Liverpool in Augsburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Liverpool's German headcoach Juergen Klopp follows the warm up ahead the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 football match between FC Augsburg and Liverpool FC in Augsburg, southern Germany on February 18, 2016. / AFP / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

Augsburg are just one point above the Bundesliga's relegation zone and their limitations - and intent - were quite apparent but Liverpool struggled to break them down.

Philippe Coutinho flicked an effort wide and Paul Verhaegh almost put through his own net from a Liverpool free-kick and had to be rescued by Hitz right on the goalline before, with 67 minutes gone, Divock Origi replaced Sturridge.

Alberto Moreno and Henderson both tried to break the deadlock from distance before Liverpool had a lucky escape when Caiuby failed to get a proper touch in the six-yard area with only Mignolet to beat.

Home substitute Ji Dong-won struck the post five minutes from time to give Liverpool another scare and a warning the home leg will be anything other than straightforward.

Klopp told BT Sport afterwards: "I'm not 100 per cent happy about this game.

"Doing the right thing at the right moment is important - we had a few good moments. In the second half we had three or four really good moves.

"My problem is that I think, with our quality, we should do better. But I have to be patient.

"Augsburg tactically were really good - but we have our return match next week at Anfield."

Belfast Telegraph

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