London, Sep 17 : Steven Gerrard's late penalty got Liverpool back into the Champions League football by defeating Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad.
According to the BBC, after a low-key first half, the Reds took the lead in the 82nd minute when Mario Balotelli held off two defenders and poked home his first goal for the club.
Meanwhile, substitute Dani Abalo ensured a point for Razgrad after he rounded Simon Mignolet and scored a goal.
Milan Borjan, the debutant goalkeeper of Razgrad ended up giving Liverpool a spot-kick after he fouled Javier Manquillo in the second minute of stoppage time.
The crowd went into an ecstatic frenzy as Gerrard scored a goal to give Liverpool a winning start to their Group B campaign. (ANI)