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EUROPA LEAGUE: Liverpool unable to overcome ten-man Rubin Kazan as Klopp reign stutters

Liverpool could not get past a Rubin Kazan side that played with ten men for almost an hour in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Jurgen Klopp's reign as Reds boss continued without a win as his side failed to pierce a sturdy visiting defence at Anfield.

Marko Devic opened up the scoring for Rubin when he fended off a challenge from Nathaniel Clyne to produce a top quality half-volley beyond Simon Mignolet on 15 minutes.

Mignolet came up with a clever save to deny Blagoy Georgiev on the turn in the 33rd minute but the joy of the visitors was soon ceased, however, when captain Oleg Kuzmin was sent off for a second bookable offence when hauling down Emre Can.

Moments after winning the free-kick, German midfielder Can fired home from close range after Divock Origi had knocked the ball into his path to open Liverpool's account under the Klopp regime.

With 10 minutes remaining, Liverpool had the chance to clinch all three points but Christian Benteke's angled effort from the left side of the area struck the far upright as the home side had to settle for a share of the points.

The Reds remain second on the Group B table with three points, four in arrears of leaders FC Sion, having drawn all three of their European fixtures thus far.


Liverpool (ENG): 1 (Emre Can 37')
Rubin Kazan (RUS): 1 (Marko Devic 15', red card: Oleg Kuzmin 36')
Anfield, Liverpool, England

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