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ESPN – Steven Gerrard heroics not enough as Liverpool exit the Champions League

Steven Gerrard provided late drama with a stunning free kick but it wasn't enough for 10-man Liverpool as they crash out of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw to Basel. LIVERPOOL — Some managers inspire results through sheer force of personality while others build rigid technical models for success. Either way, their teams have to win when it matters. Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool exited the Champions League on Tuesday night, the 1-1 draw deepening questions about the Irishman's ability to clutch victory. Though Liverpool could claim injustice for the dismissal of Lazar Markovic — he appeared to catch Basel's Behrang Safari in the face with his hand, though his…

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