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Reds Win In Russia

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Liverpool picked up an important victory on the road in the Europa League on Thursday night as Jurgen Klopp's side managed to collect a 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan. Jordon Ibe made his second start under the new manager count as he netted for the Reds after 52 minutes.

It was a game where Liverpool bossed chances and possession but they couldn't quite convert all of their efforts in front of goal. Things got off to a good start for the Reds after James Milner watched a shot smash off the crossbar. They had started with real intent and shortly afterwards a lovely cross from Clyne was heading for Benteke but Kverkvelia blocked successfully.

Late in the first half it was the Russian keeper Ryzhikov who had kept his side in the game after a wonderful reaction save which prevented an own goal. I'm not sure how much he knew of the first ricochet from the double stop but it was a brilliant piece of goalkeeping.

Kazan made a substitution immediately for the start of the second half …

MATCH PREVIEW: Rubin Kazan V Liverpool

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It's my birthday!!! Just thought I'd get that in there, yer know, seen as though I'm taking time out to write this match preview for you all...Haha, but seriously, Jurgen Klopp faces a difficult trip to Russia on Thursday evening as the Reds look to improve their situation in the Europa League group.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still unable to call upon Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson however it is believed the boss is going to be taking a strong squad for this match. Unavailable though is Teixeira who is ineligible as he was never named in Liverpool's Europa League squad list.

It's nice to see Klopp taking this match so seriously but then I suppose he has to with the situation we are in. Maybe if Rodgers hadn't played such weakened sides we'd be far more comfortable at this stage but nevermind!

For Rubin Kazan they have a relatively strong squad to choose from but they will be unable to call upon Oleg Kuzmin who is currently the clubs third…

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 …

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Rubin Kazan

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As the excitement of Klopp's first game began to fade at the start of this week, a renewed excitement is bubbling as we look forward to welcoming Klopp to Anfield for his first home game as manager. His opposition? Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.

Liverpool have a massive injury list to contend with recent news appearing to reveal that the likes of Benteke, Firmino and Sturridge would be available for selection on Thursday. However, Klopp has revealed in his press conference today that those players will still be unavailable. Kazan have a relatively strong squad to choose from however their midfielder Sergey Kislyak is unavailable as he serves a ban.

Interestingly for this fixture, both clubs have had new managers since the group stage draw. Unlike Liverpool, the Russians come into this fixture on the back of a league win and they currently find themselves 12th in the league. The Reds will surely take heart from their 0-0 draw with Spurs based on work ethic alone but will that b…