Match: Liverpool – Rubin Kazan
Date: October 22, Sunday, 2015
Start time: 20:05 GMT
Jürgen Klopp will debut on “Anfield” in Thursday night when his Liverpool hosts Rubin Kazan in a game of the third round of group “B” of the Europa League.
The German specialist has so far led a game of “The Reds” since he took over the team. Over the weekend, Liverpool drew 0:0 Tottenham “White Hart Lane” in a meeting of the “Premiership”.
So far Liverpool have two draws in the tournament after the first game in the 1:1 away to Bordeaux and at the same outturn finish and their household Zion on 1 October.
Stock options start to cluck in the upcoming match again minimized. Offensively, the coach will not be able to rely on Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Danny Ings. A few days ago Ings tore cruciate ligament in the knee and joins absent for a long time. So the responsibility in attack will once again fall on Divock Origi, who played a good game against Tottenham. In midfield Klopp may give rest to Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva as their place to start Jordan Ibe and Joe Allen.
Rubin Kazan made a disappointing start in the Europa League and is the last fourth place in the standings with a total of 1 point. In the first match of the group Rubin lost 1: 2 away to Sion, in the previous game failed to beat Bordeaux at home after the game ended in a 0:0.
The team performs poorly and the Russian Cup after occupying 12th position in podzhredaneto and has won only 10 points from 12 matches. The team is only three points ahead of last Mordovia.
Upcoming game will be first between these two teams. Liverpool has six wins, one draw and four losses against Russian teams. Turn Rubin have won three games against English teams have one draw and two losses. In season 2012/2013 Rubin was in a group with Wigan and made draw 1:1 as a guest win with 1:0 at home.
On Thursday evening Jürgen Klopp will have the opportunity to record their first win as manager of Liverpool. But do not expect the team to show a very attractive game, as there will be fatigue in the players of the game with Tottenham. Rubin was there only one goal so far in the group stage and shows particular creativity up front. The team suffers from a lack of quality offensive players, which is the main reason for their poor performance this season. I expect both teams to play close match and the winner will increase your chances of continuing forward in the tournament, but do not think it will fall more than two goals in this match.