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Liverpool 1-1 Rubin Kazan

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New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated in his first game at Anfield as 10 men Rubin Kazan hung on to earn a deserved point.

As expected Liverpool made a bright start to the game, and there was more clear examples of their new pressing style of play.

Despite this it was the visitors who took the lead on the quarter hour mark through Marko Devic, following a good cross field ball that allowed the forward to get in behind the Liverpool defence.

After a quite period in the game, Rubin Kazan captain Oleg Kuzmin was sent off for a second bookable offence, stepping across Liverpool’s Emre Can as he made a burst towards the penalty area. From the following free kick came Liverpool’s equaliser, Divock Origi heading the ball down into the six yard box where Can was on hand to put the ball into the net.

The Russians came out in the second half with the clear aim to hold what they and looked comfortable in doing so, restricting Liverpool to any clear cut chances.

Substitute Christian Benteke had the first clear chance of the second half, volleying over from 10 yards after a good ball into the box from Nathaniel Clyne. Only minutes later it was Benteke again who came close to scoring, hitting the post as he attempted to pass the ball into the corner.

Liverpool continued to probe away at the visitors but were unable to create anymore clear chances, as the game finished level.

The result leaves Liverpool second in group B, with qualification for the knockout rounds still firmly in their own hands.

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