Two goals from David Ngog were enough for Liverpool to cruise to victory in Macedonia last night in their opening game of the new season . A goal in each half from the french forward was just reward for a weakened Liverpool who dominated throughout .
Liverpool Manager Roy Hodgson was obviously pleased to get off to a winning start and commented "I was really pleased with the way everyone went about their business and we can go back to Anfield with a margin of victory which will enable us to feel a little more comfortable."
Odds on Liverpool winning the Europa League were largely unaffected by the victory and 11/1 is available with Totesport . Favourites for the competition are big spending Manchester City who are generally available at 7/1 .
Liverpool play the return leg of the tie at Anfield next Thursday August 5th .