Liverpool (1) Anzhi Makhachkala (0): Dowing Sends Liverpool Top

Click on Stewie to see a rare sight.A surprising strike from Stewart Downing puts Liverpool firmly in the drivers seat in Europa League Group A after shutting the door on big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala. Ahead of kickoff, Anzhi boss Guus Hiddink had some flattering words for Brendan Rodgers’ team; after laying a wreath at the Hillsborough memorial, the legendary Dutch boss talked of the resilience of Liverpool and them rising back up to the top where they belong. The Russians would meet a surprisingly strong home side when Rodgers threw caution — and the upcoming Merseyside derby — to the wind and named Steven Ge...

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