The Reds returned to Champions League action last night as we faced Hoffenheim in Germany in the first leg of the competition’s play-off round.

And, after plenty of waiting over pre-season and tension since the draw was made, things proved well worth the wait as the Reds chalked up a professional 2-1 win.

Indeed, if you offered us that at the start of the night we’d have bitten your hand off and things could have been even better with us 2-0 up going into the final minutes.

In the end though, 2-1 was how it finished thanks to Trent Alexander-Arnold and a Havard Nordtveit own goal as well as Simon Mignolet’s penalty save and so here are our player ratings from the match…