Zenit vs Liverpool Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: February 14, 2013; Time: 5:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Petrovskij Stadium — Sankt-Petersburg.
Reds visit to Russia in hopes of positive result. Brendan Rodgers’ team will try to rehabilitate from WBA defeat. Both grand clubs continue their Europa League campaign.
Zenit vs Liverpool is one of the most interesting games in this Europe League night. Zenit was knocked out of the Champions League, while Liverpool held a spot in the knock out stages of the Europa League on the last matchday. Red’s head coach was playing using young fringe players in the firs part of this European Cup. Now when knock out stages are here, it is a big question what squad will use Rodgers.
Zenit is third in the Russian Premier League with 38 points after 19 matches. Their current form has seen two wins and three losses in their last five friendly games. The RPL is in the middle of the winter break currently, so it’s very hard to find out true Zenit’s form. Zenit was participated in the Champions League pre Europa League knock out stages. At home they won Anderlecht with the score 1-0, drew with Malaga, and lost to Milan. Zenit has bought centre def Luis Neto of Siena for over €6m and full back Milan Rodic from OFK Beograd.
Liverpool goes ninth in the EPL with 36 points from 26 matches. Their current game form has seen one win, two draws and two defeats from last five games. Away from home Liverpool has the same stats. In the Europa League Liverpool won two and lost one of their three away games in the group stages. They were defeated by Anzhi. It must be said that Liverpool played with a very young team. Liverpool is still in the hunt for a top four place in the EPL, so they will rotate the squad in this tournament. So appearance of Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Allen, Suso and Sebastian Coates is very possible. Liverpool had very hard games against Man United, Arsenal and Man City.
Brendan Rodgers can’t count on new signing player Daniel Sturridge cause he was cup-tied. Raheem Sterling should fully recovered from illness, but Martin Kelly still remains out due to knee injury.
Zenit head coach Luciano Spalletti has a fully fit first-team to choose from.
Zenit line-up: Malafeev, Anyukov, Lombaerts, Hubocan, Yanbayev, Witsel, Danny, Denisov, Hulk, Zyryanov, Alves.
Last three matches:
Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 – Anzhi Makhachkala 1;
AC Milan 0 – Zenit Saint Petersburg 1;
Spartak 2 – Zenit Saint Petersburg 4.
Liverpool line-up: Reina, Wisdom, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Shelvey, Allen, Henderson, Borini, Suarez, Sterling.
Last three matches:
Liverpool 0 – West Bromwich Albion 2;
Manchester City FC 2 – Liverpool 2;
Arsenal 2 – Liverpool 2.