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Where are they now: Liverpool XI who lost at Anzhi Makhachkala in 2012

Anzhi Makhachkala grabbed the attention of the footballing world when they became the richest club on the planet and threatened to have a similar devastating impact to that of Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain.

The Russian club rose to prominence in the early 2010s as they signed some of the biggest names in football thanks to the funding of billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov.

But according to Russian Football News, the club is set to fold just 11 years after making the statement signing of Samuel Eto’o after failing to receive a license to play in the Russian third tier.

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With Anzhi’s existence looking increasingly precarious, Rousing The Kop thought it would be a good opportunity to have a look back at the Liverpool XI who lost at Anzhi Makhachkala in November 2012, in a Group A Europa League game.

Brendan Rodgers rung the changes for the clash at the RZD Arena after picking up six points from the first three group games, which included a 1-0 win against the Russian outfit at Anfield.

But Guus Hiddinks’s side ran out 1-0 winners in the second group game between the two sides.

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Liverpool XI who lost at Anzhi Makhachkala

Brad Jones

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The six-time Australian international made 27 appearances during his five years on Merseyside following his move from Middlesbrough.

The 40-year-old is still playing professionally with Perth Glory back in his homeland.

Jon Flanagan

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The one-time England international, who was born and bred in Liverpool, is currently playing in Denmark for HB Koge.

The 29-year-old made 51 appearances for Liverpool, but after suffering back-to-back serious knee injuries he struggled to re-establish himself in the first team.

Jamie Carragher

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Captaining a much-changed side in Russia, the Liverpool legend was playing in his final season before calling time on his playing career.

The one-club man made 737 appearance for the Reds and he’s become a key part of Sky Sports’ punditry.

Sebastian Coates

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The towering Uruguayan was never able to produce his best form in English football, but he looks to be settled and performing well with Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon for whom he captains.

Coates played 24 times for Liverpool but he very rarely looked comfortable at the heart of the defence.

Andre Wisdom

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The 29-year-old is currently a free agent following his departure from Derby County last summer. The ten-time England Under-21 international made 22 appearances for the Liverpool first team but never really threatened to become a mainstay in the starting line-up.

Stewart Downing

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Following his big-money move from Aston Villa, Downing struggled to take his career to the next level. He scored seven goals from 91 Liverpool appearances.

The former England international retired last summer after two years with Blackburn Rovers.

Conor Coady

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Wolves’ captain has become one of the most consistent centre-backs in the Premier League since clinching promotion to the big time with the Molineux side.

Despite making just two first team appearances for Liverpool, one of which came in Russia, the 29-year-old has gone on to have a great career which includes receiving nine England caps.

Jordan Henderson

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Liverpool’s captain remains at the core of the Anfield side ten years on from the defeat in Russia. Henderson, who has got his hands on the Champions League and Premier League, has made 449 appearances for the Reds and at the age of 31, he’s still a crucial and influential player for club and country.

Jonjo Shelvey

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The former Charlton Athletic youngster played 69 times for the Liverpool first team before moving to Swansea City.

The ball-playing midfielder is closing in on 200 appearances for Newcastle United and Shelvey will be hoping to remain a part of Eddie Howe’s journey with the Magpies.

Joe Cole

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Liverpool didn’t get to see the best of the former West Ham United academy star with Cole’s best years coming at Chelsea.

The attacking midfielder scored five goals from 42 games during his time at Anfield.

Adam Morgan

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All three of Morgan’s first team appearances for Liverpool came in the 2012-13 Europa League campaign under Rodgers.

The 28-year-old, who was a product of the Liverpool Academy, is currently playing in the National League South for Haringey.

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