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Reds Draw With Ten Man Kazan

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Liverpool managed just a draw at home against Rubin Kazan on Thursday evening, despite the fact the visiting side played the majority of the game with ten men. Whilst this kind of result may have been questioned under Brendan Rodgers, for Jürgen Klopp it is simply a matter of finding his team in a pool of frankly average players. 
With injuries to contend with and the realisation that some of his team members just aren't up to scratch it is clear Liverpool struggled to really put the pressure on Kazan, however there are players who appear to have instantly benefited from Klopp’s influence such as Adam Lallana and Emre Can. 
Rubin Kazan were always going to pose an unknown factor on their visit to Anfield but I'm not sure anyone expected them to get off the mark so quickly. After a sustained period from the visitors it was Devic who finished neatly to put his side ahead. Perhaps aided by some poor defending from Clyne in particular, Devic still did very well to bring the ball …

Jürgen Klopp: Who Is He?

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Well, apparently he's the "normal one" but for those of you who don't know a lot about the German's background I thought I'd do a quick rundown of our new manager welcoming him to Anfield. His press conference was simply brilliant and it's clear he's a charismatic and confident leader, the media lapped it up, the fans lapped it up and you can guarantee the players will too. I can't wait for the Spurs game!

Jürgen Norbert Klopp was born in Stuttgart, he's just gone 48 years old and in his playing days he played as both a striker and a defender. He spent his playing career at FSV Mainz 05 and his love for the club eventually saw him take over as manager in 2001.

He managed Mainz for seven years and during that time he gained them promotion to the Bundesliga. It was here where he began to show his talent and resilience, taking a club in a difficult situation and building them up.

Unfortunately for Klopp, Mainz were relegated at the end of the 06/07 …