Liverpool vs Rubin Kazan preview: What time does it start and what channel is it on?

A look ahead to the Europa League fixture at Anfield

Matt Riggs
Thursday 22 October 2015 16:10
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

It’s a big game for…

DINIYAR BILYALETDINOV: Rubin Kazan midfielder Bilyaletdinov returns to England to play against the rivals of his former club Everton. While with the Toffees, the 30-year-old scored nine goals in 77 matches and will be keen to put in a performance as he returns to the country where he was nicknamed ‘Billy’.

Best stat…

1 in 7: Both Liverpool and Rubin Kazan have only been victorious in one of their last seven matches – disregarding the penalty shootout at the end of the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Carlisle United after 120 minutes. The Russian side’s victory came in their last match, against FC Ufa, while Liverpool beat Aston Villa in September.

Remember when…

Liverpool won the competition – then known as the UEFA Cup – back in 2001. The Merseysiders beat Spanish side Deportivo Alaves in an exciting final in which Gerard Houllier’s side needed extra time to win 5-4.

Player to watch…

DIVOCK ORIGI: The Belgian forward will be itching to get his first goal for Liverpool, particularly after his attempt which hit the crossbar against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. New boss Jurgen Klopp threw him into the side and Origi will want to repay his manager’s faith if he starts on Thursday.

Liverpool and Rubin Kazan have never met in a competitive game before

Form guide…

LIVERPOOL: DWWDDD

RUBIN KAZAN: DLLDLW

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 8.05pm, Thursday 22 October

TV: Live on BT Sport 2 from 7.30pm

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