Liverpool vs. Anzhi: Key Battles to Watch at Anfield

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Liverpool vs. Anzhi: Key Battles to Watch at Anfield
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In Week 3 of the Europa League group stage, Liverpool will welcome Anzhi Makhachkala to Anfield in what should be one of the best ties of the week.

The Reds have had a mixed start to the season both in League and European competition as they transition into life under the management of Brendan Rodgers.

Anzhi, on the other hand, are flying high in domestic football—sitting top of the Russian league—and in European football, where they have scored goals for fun and sit top of group A.

It's a meeting of a fallen European giant working within a strict and limited budget, and a team who are European novices but have the backing of one of the world's richest men.

Here are six key battles that could decide this contest.

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