Earnshaw, though, did well to deliver the cross and Hartson was again foiled by Mavric
And Duffy almost marked his debut with a spectacular second-half goal, Slovenia goalkeeper Borut Mavric
tipping away his curling effort five minutes after the break.
Midfielder Quashie admits he thought he had opened the scoring with a wonderful 30-yard drive midway through the second half but was sickened to see Borut Mavric
dive at full stretch to knock his shot away.
Slovenia goalkeeper Borut Mavric
athletically tipped an effort from Paul Dickov onto his bar early on while the Scots were twice denied penalty appeals in the first half when McFadden and Gary Caldwell had their shirts pulled.
Giant keeper Borut Mavric
looks like an imposing figure and a man of his size should command his box.
Goalkeeper Borut Mavric
did little wrong in the 180 minutes of action,but it was his error which was gratefully punished to prevent panic setting in at an early stage.
Subs not used: J Handanovic, Dzinic, Ilic, Krhin, Filekovic, Stevanovic, Mavric
, Matavz, Seliga.
In the end Wales were probably only denied by some excellent goalkeeping by Slovenia's No1 Borut Mavric
Salif Diao replaced Gerrard on 76 minutes, and 60 seconds later Steve Finnan was brought down by Kmetec, although Diouf saw the resulting penalty saved by Mavric
An excellent save from a Smicer drive by impressive keeper Borut Mavric
was as close as Liverpool came in a lacklustre, scrappy first half.
Slovenia Keepers: 1 Samir Handanovic, 12 Jasmin Handanovic, 16 Aleksander Seliga Defenders: 2 Miso Brecko, 3 Elvedin Dzinic, 4 Marko Suler, 5 Bostjan Cesar, 6 Branko Ilic, 13 Bojan Jokic, 19 Suad Fileovic, 22 Matej Mavric
Midfielders: 8 Robert Koren, 10 Valter Birsa, 15 Rene Krhin, 17 Andraz Kirm, 18 Aleksandar Radosavljevic, 20 Andrej Komac, 21 Dalibor Stevanovic Forwards: 7 Nejc Pecnik, 9 Zlatan Ljubijankic, 11 Milivoje Novakovic, 14 Zlatko Dedic, 23 Tim Matavz
Molde - Larsen, Mavric
, Andreasson, Kallio, Rindaroy, Ohr, Rudi, Berg Hestad, Grande, Baldvinsson, Hoseth.
Visiting keeper Borut Mavric
had performed spectacularly in the first leg draw and was soon displaying his talents on the wider stage of Anfield as he claimed Anthony Le Tallec's header and Heskey's shot on the turn comfortably.
SLOVENIA: J Handanovic, Mavric
, Filekovic, Cesar, Jokic, Kirm, Komac, Koren, Brecko, Dedic, Novakovic.