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UEFA Europa League

  • February 14, 2013
  • • 20:00
  • • Stadion Petrovskij, Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg)
  • Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
  • • Attendance: 19748
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Zenit - Liverpool Preview: Reds head to Russia hoping to bounce back from West Brom defeat

Zenit - Liverpool Preview: Reds head to Russia hoping to bounce back from West Brom defeat

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Brendan Rodgers' side face a tricky away trip as they continue their Europa League campaign but will need to recover from Monday night's damaging home loss

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

ZENIT ST PETERSBURG
Zenit
Malafeev
Anyukov, Alves, Hubocan, Lombaerts
Witsel, Danny, Denisov
Hulk, Zyryanov, Alves
LIVERPOOL

Reina
Wisdom, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique
Shelvey, Allen, Henderson
Borini, Suarez, Sterling

Brendan Rodgers travels to Russia with new signing Daniel Sturridge unavailable for the second consecutive fixture, this time due to being cup-tied.

Raheem Sterling (illness) should be fully recovered in time for the game, although full back Martin Kelly (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti is likely to have a fully fit first-team squad to choose from, following the Russian winter break.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Zenit St Petersburg have never lost to an English side on home soil.
  • Between them, these two clubs reached three European finals in four seasons between 2005 and 2008.
  • Liverpool centre back Martin Skrtel (pictured right) helped Zenit to the 2007 Russian league title before leaving for Merseyside the following year.
  • Liverpool's only away defeat in the Europa League this term came in Russia, against Anzhi Makhachkala.
  • Thursday's clash will be the first time the two clubs have met in their history.
  • Liverpool have won as many matches as they have lost (two) away on Russian turf.

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Available Squads
16Vyacheslav MalafeevGoalkeeper
2Alexander AnyukovDefender
6Nicolas LombaertsDefender
-NetoDefender
14Tomás HubocanDefender
28Axel WitselMidfielder
10DannyMidfielder
-Igor DenisovMidfielder
-Roman ShirokovMidfielder
11Aleksandr KerzhakovStriker
29HulkStriker
-Yuri ZhevnovGoalkeeper
24Aleksandar LukovicDefender
-Milan RodićDefender
-Aleksey EvstafeevMidfielder
-Sergey SemakMidfielder
20Viktor FaizulinMidfielder
77Luka ĐorđevićStriker
25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
2Glen JohnsonDefender
3José EnriqueDefender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
8Steven GerrardMidfielder
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
24Joe AllenMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
7Luis SuárezStriker
1Bradley JonesGoalkeeper
19Sebastián CoatesDefender
47Andre Wisdom Defender
21Lucas LeivaMidfielder
30SusoMidfielder
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
31Fabio BoriniStriker

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