Nigerian-born England international, Jordon Ibe’s first goal for Liverpool has handed the Reds their first Europa League win of the campaign as they edged past Rubin Kazan with a 1-0 victory.
Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled to break down a resolute Rubin side as the first half wore on, but on the stroke of half time, Sergej Ryzikov had to bat away Ibe’s deflected strike before scrambling to his feet to claw the bouncing ball away to safety.
Liverpool finally broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute when Ibe stroked home his first goal for the club from the edge of the box.
Ibe forced Ryzikov into another save with his feet before Benteke sent a weak overhead kick at the goalkeeper as Liverpool continued to dominate.
A Lovren foul 25 yards from goal gave Rubin a chance to test Simon Mignolet, but Ruslan Kambolov blasted the aimless free kick high over the bar.