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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in UCL playoff first leg; CSKA win late

Hoffenheim scored a late goal to give them a puncher's chance against Liverpool heading to Anfield for the second leg.

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored his first Liverpool goal as Jurgen Klopp's side took a 2-1 lead in their Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim.

The Liverpool-born full-back, deputising for the injured Nathaniel Clyne, opened the scoring in the 35th minute by curling home a free kick from outside the box on his European debut.

Liverpool added a second 13 minutes from time when James Milner's cross was deflected in by fellow substitute Havard Nordtveit.

But Hoffenheim, who saw Andrej Kramaric...