Liverpool has played out a 1-1 draw with Rubin Kazan in Thursday's Europa League clash, after failing to take advantage of the 10-man Russian side.
Emre Can cancelled out Marko Devic’s well-taken opener for Rubin to notch the first goal of the Klopp era, but despite playing against 10 men for 54 minutes following Oleg Kuzmin’s dismissal, Liverpool could not find a winner.
The fit-again Christian Benteke, on as a second-half substitute, came closest with a shot that hit the post, but he could not prevent Liverpool registering a third successive 1-1 draw in Group B and the second stalemate of Klopp’s tenure after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
The one consolation was that Liverpool held on to second place in the group ahead of next month’s return fixture in Kazan, although they are now four points below leaders FC Sion.
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