Anfield ready for Jurgen Klopp bow

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Jurgen Klopp will make his Anfield debut tonight against Russian side, Rubin Kazan.

Liverpool are looking to secure their first win in this season's Europa League, following consecutive draws with Bordeaux and FC Sion. The Reds currently sit second with two points while the Russian side are last, one point behind their next opponents.

The German faces another string of injury concerns this week, with a few familiar faces returning and many in doubt.


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Liverpool will again be without striker Daniel Sturridge, who is still carrying the injury he picked up during training last week which forced him out of the Tottenham fixture on Saturday.

Much to the annoyance of Klopp, Jordan Rossiter has also been ruled out. The 19-year-old played three games in five days last week and has picked up an injury keeping him out of contention for the next month.

Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Dejan Lovren have all trained with the squad this week and will have their fitness tested pre-match.

Liverpool face a travelling team that has struggled on the road so far this season, winning none of their previous six away fixtures and picking up just three draws.

The Reds showed a vastly improved commitment to the adapted ‘gengenpressing’ introduced by Klopp against Spurs, as the team made over 600 sprints across the 90 minutes [more than any other team this season], but were unable to come away with the three points

When asked at his pre-match press conference about making his managerial debut at Anfield, Klopp said: “This is what we are waiting for, a special moment. We know about the job we have to do for the special atmosphere. If someone wants to surprise us and be louder than they ever have been in their life try to do it.”

Probable Line Up (4-5-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Sakho, Skrtel, Moreno; Can, Milner, Lucas, Lallana, Coutinho; Origi

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