Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Bordeaux in their first match of this year's Europa league. Adam Lallana opened the scoring with a wonderful strike before Bordeaux substitute Jussie leveled the scores with just nine minutes remaining.

Adam Lallana nets wonderful individual effort as Liverpool held in Bordeaux.
Brendan Rodgers made a lot of changes to his starting line up as he took this game as a chance to experiment with his team after suffering consecutive losses in the league. Seven changes were made to the team that lost 3-1 to Manchester United; Lallana, Origi, Sakho and Rossiter all got to start the game. Rodgers also gave his young players a chance with Ibe, Rossiter, Chirivella and Brannagan featuring at some point.

Rodgers shifted to a 3 at the back formation and their defence was first tested when they failed to deal with a long ball only for Diego Rolan to shoot over the net. Pedro Chirivella came on for his debut in the first half when Kolo Toure was forced off after colliding with Mignolet.

Towards the end of the first half, Khazri went on a solo run only to shoot straight at Mignolet. Coutinho then rattled the post with a stinging shot in the first half injury time to almost give Liverpool the lead. The half ended with neither side being able to create many chances.

Liverpool started the second half brightly and Lallana nearly scored a beauty as he took a pass from Coutinho on the turn only to shoot straight at the goalkeeper.

Bordeaux then had the chance of the game but was unable to score when Enzo Crivelli failed to guide the ball into an empty net after Mignolet had saved from Maurice-Belay in the 63rd minute.

The hosts were made to pay as just minutes later, Adam Lallana nutmegged and ran past Pablo to place the shot on the far corner of the net. Danny Ings also had a very similar chance just moments later but he shot wide from a similar position.

It looked as though Liverpool would see off the game but Bordeaux substitute Jussie leveled the scores on the 81st minute after Liverpool defence failed to clear the ball quick enough.

Swiss team FC Sion currently lead the group with three points after beating Ruben Kazan 2-1.