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UEFA Europa League

  • February 14, 2013
  • • 12:00 PM
  • • Stadion Petrovskij, Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg)
  • Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
  • • Attendance: 19748
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Europa League Preview: Zenit - Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers' side faces a tricky away trip as it continues its Europa League campaign but will need to recover from Monday night's damaging home loss.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

ZENIT ST PETERSBURG
Zenit
Malafeev
Anyukov, Lombaerts, Hubocan, Yanbayev
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 has 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 center 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 histories.
  • Liverpool has won as many matches as it has lost (two) away on Russian turf.

Last Five Matches

Zenit

  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W

Head To Head

Zenit

Liverpool

Wins
1
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FK Zenit St. Petersburg ZEN
FK Zenit St. Petersburg Zenit
Draw
Liverpool FC LIV
Liverpool FC Liverpool
24%
64%

Top 3 Predictions

FK Zenit St. Petersburg ZEN
1 - 2
Liverpool FC LIV
FK Zenit St. Petersburg ZEN
0 - 2
Liverpool FC LIV
FK Zenit St. Petersburg ZEN
1 - 3
Liverpool FC LIV

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