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Published 05/11/2015

Liverpools team players celebrate their goal against Rubin during their Europa League Group B soccer match in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov)
Liverpools team players celebrate their goal against Rubin during their Europa League Group B soccer match in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov)
Rubins Solomon Kverkvelia, right, and Liverpools Christian Benteke fight for the ball during their Europa League Group B soccer match in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov)
Rubins Marko Devic and Liverpools Jordon Ibe, left, fight for the ball during their Europa League Group B soccer match in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov)
Rubin's Blagoy Georgiev and Liverpool's Emre Can, right, fight for the ball during their Europa League Group B soccer match in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov)
Rubins Gokdeniz Karadeniz and Liverpools Nathaniel Clyne, right, fight for the ball during their Europa League Group B soccer match in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov)
Rubins Gokdeniz Karadeniz and Liverpools Roberto Firmino, right, fight for the ball during their Europa League Group B soccer match in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Rubin Kazan's Bulgarian midfielder Blagoy Georgiev (L) and Rubin Kazan's Ukrainian striker Marko Devic (C) vie with Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can (back) during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Fron L: Liverpool's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke vies for the ball with Rubin Kazan's Bulgarian midfielder Blagoy Georgiev during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (L) sprays water on Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho as they celebrate their victory over FC Rubin Kazan after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (C), Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (L) and Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana celebrate their victory over FC Rubin Kazan after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
*ALTERNATIVE CROP* Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) and Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe celebrate their victory over FC Rubin Kazan after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) and Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe celebrate their victory over FC Rubin Kazan after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's players celebrate their victory over FC Rubin Kazan after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren celebrate their victory over FC Rubin Kazan after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp applauds supporters after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp applauds supporters after the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Rubin Kazan's Russian defender Ruslan Kambolov (bottom) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Rubin Kazan's Russian defender Ruslan Kambolov (L) vies for the ball with Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Rubin Kazan's Belarusian midfielder Sergei Kislyak (L) and Rubin Kazan's Georgian defender Solomon Kverkvelia (R) vie with Liverpool's Welsh midfielder Joe Allen during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can eyes the ball during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Rubin Kazan's Georgian defender Solomon Kverkvelia (L) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe (L) vies for the ball with Rubin Kazan's Russian midfielder Elmir Nabiullin during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can (L) vies for the ball with Rubin Kazan's Turkish midfielder Gokdeniz Karadeniz during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
*ALTERNATIVE CROP* Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe (L) vies for the ball with Rubin Kazan's Russian midfielder Elmir Nabiullin during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe (L) vies for the ball with Rubin Kazan's Russian midfielder Elmir Nabiullin during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe (L) vies for the ball with Rubin Kazan's Russian midfielder Elmir Nabiullin during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC in Kazan on November 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Maksim Kanunnikov (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Alberto Moreno of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Blagoy Georgiev (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Joe Allen of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp (R) and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool FC celebrate after their victory over FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp (R) and Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC celebrate after their victory over FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp (R) and Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC celebrate after their victory over FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp (R) and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool FC celebrate after their victory over FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) and Adam Lallana of Liverpool FC celebrate after their victory over FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Blagoy Georgiev (L) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Christian Benteke of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp (R) and Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC celebrate after their victory over FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Marko Devic of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Mamadou Sakho (Top) of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Gokdeniz Karadeniz (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Gokdeniz Karadeniz (L) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Ruslan Kambolov of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Jordon Ibe (L) of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Syarhey Kislyak (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Syarhey Kislyak (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Syarhey Kislyak (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: The Liverpool FC and FC Rubin Kazan squad line up ahead of the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Elmir Nabiullin (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: The Liverpool FC squad line up ahead of the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Elmir Nabiullin (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Elmir Nabiullin (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Elmir Nabiullin (R) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Jordon Ibe of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Ruslan Kambolov (L) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 05: Ruslan Kambolov (L) of FC Rubin Kazan is challenged by Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League group B match between FC Rubin Kazan and Liverpool FC at the Kazan Arena Stadium on November 05, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp is starting to build some momentum at Liverpool after a third successive victory - the club's first away from home in Europe for nearly three years.

Jordon Ibe's first goal for the club in his 30th appearance was enough to decide the encounter against Rubin Kazan, a match the visitors dominated with a calm and controlling performance for which the 1-0 scoreline did not do justice.

After three successive 1-1 draws in the Europa League, their first win in nine European pool games gives them a much healthier outlook for Group B, where they now trail leaders Sion by only a point after their 1-1 stalemate with Bordeaux.

Klopp has now recorded three wins on the bounce in different competitions - the Capital One Cup against Bournemouth and Premier League at Chelsea previously - and will hope they can carry that form into Sunday's visit of Crystal Palace.

Joe Allen was the goalscorer - against Udinese in December 2012 - the last time Liverpool won on foreign soil and he was the only surviving member of that team to start in Russia.

Exactly one year and one day ago, an under-strength Liverpool side - famously not including then captain Steven Gerrard - was running out to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The 45,000-capacity Rubin Arena is the most modern of stadia, built two years ago ahead of the 2018 World Cup, and while it cannot compete with the Bernabeu, it is not the easiest place to come to.

Rubin had beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and FA Cup winners Wigan on Russian soil and that was part of the reason Klopp brought the strongest squad available to him.

It meant a first start since September 20 for Christian Benteke and while his team-mates did their best to supply him with ammunition, there was not a great deal to trouble goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov in the first half.

The visitors dominated on a pitch which had been relaid after the stadium hosted the World Swimming Championships in July when they dug up the playing surface and built two swimming pools on it before reversing the process to restore football activity.

That did not help matters but James Milner's rasping shot against the crossbar from Roberto Firmino's clever little pass around the corner and Solomon Kverkvelia's overhead kick clearance to deny Benteke a goalscoring opportunity inside the opening eight minutes was a positive opening.

But Ryzhikov was not properly tested until added time, producing a brilliant reaction save from Kverkvelia's misdirected header from Ibe's cross and then clawing away the loose ball.

The breakthrough came seven minutes into the second half when Firmino popped off another a pass to allow Ibe to advance 15 yards and clip a shot in off Ryzhikov's far post.

Milner almost made it two, cutting in from the right forcing the goalkeeper to tip over his fierce effort, while Emre Can drilled a weak clearance straight at the busy Ryzhikov, whose legs denied Ibe on the counter-attack.

Rubin exerted some late pressure in attempt to salvage their proud European record of not having lost a group stage game at home but it was to no avail.

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