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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thrilled with Jordan Ibe's impact against Rubin Kazan in Europa League

By Carl Markham

Published 06/11/2015

Jordan Ibe was the star for Liverpool last night
Jordan Ibe was the star for Liverpool last night

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes youngster Jordon Ibe can have a bright future if he is prepared to work hard.

The 19-year-old scored his first goal for the club as the Reds beat Rubin Kazan 1-0 in the Europa League last night to record their first European away victory in almost three years.

His strike came seven minutes into the second-half when Firmino's pass allowed the youngster to advance 15 yards and clip a shot in off Sergey Ryzhikov's far post.

After an encouraging start to his Anfield career, Ibe has been something of a peripheral figure this season, even under Klopp's predecessor Brendan Rodgers, who promoted him to the first team.

And in the week photographs of the team training showed Klopp offering Ibe his glasses after failing to pull off a simple pass, the teenager showed in Russia he can make an impression.

"He is a good lad and a big talent, a very skilled player," said Klopp after Liverpool's victory.

"He has a really good base and he feels good at this moment but he has to work on things and he has a lot to learn.

"If he is prepared for this then everything will be good in the future."

Klopp was satisfied with the overall Reds performance, their third successive victory, but admits they can still do better after dominating for most of the game - despite not putting away the chances they created.

"The first 80 minutes was really good. It was not easy to play because there was a fantastic atmosphere but the pitch is not in the same shape as the rest of the stadium," the former Borussia Dortmund manager added.

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)

"It was not easy with possession, we could have had more and we deserved our goal and then we have to learn to win.

"We had a 1-0 advantage and lost rhythm and opened the door for Rubin Kazan.

"They fought for their lives and it was great to see how much they wanted to win but now everything is fine."

Klopp left Philippe Coutinho, Saturday's two-goal hero against Chelsea, on the bench so as not to risk a niggle while Adam Lallana, yesterday named in Roy Hodgson's England squad for next week's friendlies, was also protected and came on later in the second-half.

Selection has been more consistent in all competitions by Klopp but he insists he does not have a first-choice XI in mind.

"Coutinho had a little bit of a hamstring issue. We changed some things to create more and I'm really satisfied with how we did it," he said.

"I only name the teams to win the next game, not to give a player a rest if he doesn't need it.

"We had Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho with some problems so they were on the bench.

"I didn't want to risk it and wanted to win without them.

"This squad is big enough and strong enough. We did not fly here for a friendly game.

"We have had four weeks together and now have more experience together."

Rubin manager Valeriy Chaly was happy with his team's showing as European football returned to the Kazan Arena.

He said: "In the second-half we looked more composed but we have a problem with the composition so the young players had a chance.

"For them, it's an experience. Liverpool are a good team and showed that against Chelsea (beating them 3-1 on Saturday) - so, we are still better than Chelsea!"

RUBIN KAZAN: Ryzhikov, Cotugno (Ustinov 81), Kverkvelia, Kambolov, Nabiullin, Georgiev, Kislyak (Akhmetov 70), Kanunnikov, Marques (Ozdoev 45), Karadeniz, Devic. Subs: Lemos, Haghighi, Bilyaletdinov, Dyadyun.

LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can (Skrtel 93), Allen, Ibe, Firmino (Lucas 81), Milner (Lallana 61), Benteke. Subs: Coutinho, Origi, Brannagan, Bogdan

Man of match: Ibe

Referee: Kevin Blom (Holland)

Match Rating: 6/10

Belfast Telegraph

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