The English international midfielder, whose solitary strike had divided the sides a fortnight ago, repeated the feat tonight with 13 minutes left. Gerrard collected a loose ball in midfield and drove forward to the edge of the penalty area before firing a low shot into the corner of the net to seal his team's progress.
In a game of few chances, Fernando Morientes had Liverpool's best opening before the goal, but his effort was deflected wide. Heidar Helguson was the home side's biggest scoring threat, but largely failed to trouble a solid Liverpool defence.
Liverpool will play the winners of Wednesday's second semi-final second leg, between Manchester United FC and Chelsea FC, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 27 February. The first leg ended goalless.
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