A late goal by Dirk Kuyt saw Liverpool through to the last 16 of the Europa league after stubborn Sparta resistance at Anfield. The Merseyside club will now face Braga in the next round.
Manchester City who also drew 0-0 in their first leg tie beat Aris Salonika 3-0 at Eastlands to win 3-0 on aggregate and will face Dynamo Kiev in the next round.
The other British club still in the competition is Rangers and they face PSV Eindhoven in the last 16. The ties will be played mid-March.