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Anzhi vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned in Reds' Europa League Defeat
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Liverpool suffered their second group stage defeat in the Europa League against Anzhi Makhachkala as they fell to a 1-0 defeat.

Brendan Rodgers fielded a very young side in Russia and a change in formation to help them stem the expected tide of Anzhi's attacks and domination of the match, but instead it was actually the Reds who had the majority of control of the game.

Despite this, Anzhi scored the only goal of the match just a few seconds before halftime, with Lacina Traore lifting the ball over first Seb Coates and then Brad Jones for an excellent individual strike.

Here are six things we learned from the game.

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