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Liverpool vs Zenit Live Stream and Highlights 2013

Liverpool vs Zenit Live Stream and Highlights

Liverpool vs Zenit

Liverpool vs Zenit Preview:

Date: February 21, 2013; Time: 8:05 PM UTC;

Venue: Anfield — Liverpool.

Reds will try to turn over two-goal first-leg Zenit’s advantage. Brendan Rodgers’ team must show their best football at Anfield, if they want to qualify and progress to the next stage. Russian grand club full-packed of star-players will make a hard opposition to hold down positive result.

In the first Europa League game in St. Petersburg Liverpool were very unproductive. The Reds are two goals down, so they need to offer something surprising to Zenit at home field at Anfield.

Liverpool stands seventh in the EPL table with 39 point from 27 games. Their present form has seen two draws, two defeats and one win from last five games in all competitions. Last five home games the Reds have finished with four wins and one loss. Four of this Liverpool’s home wins have ended with a clean sheet for the Reds. They have won Swansea with the score 5-0 this weekend. In the Europa League Liverpool have lost three games this season to Anzhi, Udinese and Zenit. Ex-Zenit def Martin Skrtel played 92 games and scored 3 goals for Zenit before moving to Liverpool in 2007. The Merseyside club has won the UEFA Cup (Europa League) three times.

Zenit is third in RPL standings with 38 points after 19 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. Their current form has seen three losses and two victories including winter friendliests. They’ve proven themselves to be a very good away team with. They drew Anzhi away and beat league leader CSKA lately. Before they were knocked out of the Champions League stages, Zenit won Milan away and drew with Malaga. Zenit won the UEFA Cup in 2008.

 

Liverpool’s head coach Brendan Rodgers will make at least two changes from the Sunday’s 5-0 win against the Swans. Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho are already cup-tied in Europe. Martin Skrtel could play against his ex-club instead of Jamie Carragher. Joe Allen and Raheem Sterling could also appear from the first minutes. Fabio Borini is out for the rest of the season.

Luciano Spalletti could count the same players and the same starting line-up as in the first game. Sergey Semak will once again take his place on the bench. Axel Witsel probably will start in midfield alongside Danny and Igor Denisov. Hulk will support Aleksandr Kerzhakov up-front.

 

Liverpool line-up: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique, Gerrard, Lucas, Allen, Sterling, Suarez, Downing.

Liverpool

Last three matches:

Liverpool 5 – Swansea 0;

Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 – Liverpool 0;

Liverpool 0 – West Bromwich Albion 2.

 

Zenit line-up: Malafeev, Anyukov, Neto, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Witsel, Danny, Denisov, Shirokov, Kerzhakov, Hulk.

Hulk

Last three matches:

Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 – Liverpool 0;

Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 – Anzhi Makhachkala 1;

AC Milan 0 – Zenit Saint Petersburg 1.

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