They are knocking it around to no effect, Shelvey crosses towards Coates but he can't get there.
Anzhi must have all their men except Eto'o behind the ball now as Liverpool try one last attack.
Anzhi sub. Carcela off for Lahiyalov.
Anzhi are still looking for a second goal. Liverpool are stuck in their own box.
Smolov energetically runs at the Liverpool defence, tries a shot, blocked and then acrobatically kicks it back across goal.
Three minutes added time.
Flanagan passes to Henderson whose shot is poor and over the bar again. Liverpool have not brought their shooting boots to Moscow.
The ball is touched to Shelvey who can't direct his effort anywhere near the goal.
Liverpool free kick. One last roll of the dice. Shelvey stands over the ball.
Zhirkov cuts in from the left and drills a low shot at Jones.
Anzhi are settling to soaking up the Liverpool pressure and hoofing it long to Eto'o in the hope of catching Liverpool on the break.
A poor headed clearance by Samba gives Pacheco the chance to do something but he is soon hassled off the ball.
Shlevey gets back and blocks Jucilei's shot. Well played.
They take it short and Suso plays it into the box but it is headed away and Anzhi break.
Nine men behind the ball for Anzhi now. But Liverpool win a corner after some hard work.
Liverpool enjoy some rare possession around the Anzhi box, but they can't break into the area and Henderson lets a frustrated shot off from 20 yards out, which flies high and wide. Sums their game up.
Anzhi have created some decent chances in the second half but have converted none, fortunately for Liverpool.
Assaidi gives the ball away cheaply and Traore gets the better of the Liverpool defence to go one on one with Jones. He puts his shot wide of the goal though.
On his 31st birthday, Cole will be frustrated that he didn't make more of an impact for Liverpool. But it has been a frustrating evening all round for them thus far.
Liverpool sub. Cole off, Assaidi on.
Suso's snap shot forces a save from Gabulov, the rebound falls to Cole whose close range shot is right at the keeper.
Traore goes close again, a left wing cross finds him in a good position but his header is right at Jones who saves well.
Eto'o and Suso are enjoying a running battle now. The former Inter and Barcelona man runs with the ball away from the Anzhi goal but he is dogged by the young Spaniard the whole way.
Liverpool are unable to get near the Anzhi box. Pacheco takes his frustration out on Logashov, Anzhi free kick.
Boussoufa runs at the Liverpool defence but his lazy pass is cut out by Carragher.
Eto'o's attempted through ball for Traore is too wide and the Ivorian can't get to the ball.
Liverpool win a free kick mid way in their own half after Eto'o fouls Suso.
Suso picks up the ball on the right and cuts in, running nearly all the way to the edge of the Anzhi box before his pass is intercepted. He could provide danger for Liverpool.
Suso and Pacheco on for Liverpool. Coady and Morgan off.
Liverpool are camped in their own half again and defending in numbers. The outlets, Cole and Morgan have little to work with. Struggling for ideas.
Carcela looks for room on the edge of the box before playing in Logashov whose cross cum shot finds no one. Another chance for Anzhi.
At times there is no pace, desire or ambition shown from either side here. Anzhi the more dangerous in attack and Liverpool must really step it up of they are to salvage something.
An hour gone and Liverpool are struggling to get going in this second period. Anzhi will be happy with how things are going.
Traore makes room for himself and lines up a low shot from 25 yards out but it flies wide. Good try but should have done a lot better.
Traore receives the ball on the right of the box and lays it off to Carcela, but he is unable to get a shot away.
Eto'o bends a right footed shot from outside the area but Jones is equal to it and dives to save easily.
Sustained spells of Liverpool possession are leading to nothing. They are camped in their own half.
Anzhi have a lot of men behind the ball making it hard for Liverpool to break them down and find room.
The ball breaks to Morgan in the box after good work between Wisdom, Flanagan and Coady, but he is crowded out and can't get a shot away.
Scrappy play from Liverpool as they try to push up the field, they can't really string any passes of note together because of Anzhi's willingness to chase and pressure the ball.
Downing works in Cole down the left who plays to Morgan, but the young striker's shot hits the side netting from a tight angle.
Liverpool grab possession and aim to make the most of it, having seen very little of the ball during the opening five minutes of the half.
Anzhi are giving Liverpool no time on the ball, trying to push them into making mistakes.
Anzhi look for an early second but Traore is unable to get any kind of power on his shot after good work on the right wing.
Cole and Samba go for a header. Samba wins the ball without jumping.
Anzhi get the second half underway in Moscow. They lead Liverpool 1-0 as it stands.
One minute of added time to be played.
Into the final throes of the first half. Wisdom's cross from the right flies across the six yard box calling for a touch but no one can reach it.
Downing puts the ball into the crowded box and Cole stoops to try and redirect the ball goalward with a clever header, but it is wide. No danger.
Free kick to Liverpool after Cole is felled again.
Shelvey's cross from the left finds Henderson. There is no power on his header though and Gabulov takes with ease.
Samba and Cole again collide, with Cole ending up on the floor again. Bit of an unfair match-up really.
Coady's high direct ball into the box nearly picks out Flanagan, but the goalkeeper comes to claim. Nice attempt from Liverpool.
Anzhi have picked up, as have the home crowd, and they are pouring forward with purpose, asking questions of the Liverpool defence.
That was undoubtedly the clear cut chance of the match so far, and Jones was more than equal to it.
A great save by Jones denies Eto'o whose powerful shot from outside the box looked destined for the top corner.
Even when Anzhi try to shoot, mainly from outside the box, they are not having much luck getting their shots off because of the amount of defenders throwing limbs in the way.
Zhirkov tries to create something down the left, but Liverpool are staying tight, pressing, and allowing the hosts no time to settle.
Odil Ahmedov replaces Mehdi Carcela for Anzhi.
Traore has a chance in the box but he is crowded out by numerous defenders and can't get his chance off. Traore has disappointed so far.
The free kick drifts in to the box but Tagirbekov can't get close to it.
Boussoufa wins a free kick after Carragher nudges him in the back and knocks him to the floor.
Shelvey, down the left, tries to play a low pass cum shot across the box, but he botches it and the goalkeeper clears the danger.
Approaching the half hour mark and thankfully things are warming up a little bit in Moscow.
Joe Cole lines up a shot on the edge of the box but swings at pure air instead, Jucilei nicks the ball off his foot. Nicely done.
Logashov breaks into the Liverpool box dangerously from the right wing but good tracking back from Downing nicks the ball and they escape with the ball. Composed defending.
Morgan again tries to turn his man, halfway into the Anzhi half, but it doesn't come off. Nice try though. Impressive start from the youngster.
Let's hope Liverpool's confidence is pricked by that chance and they get at Anzhi a bit more.
Great play from Morgan, who turns his man on the right and plays in Henderson who instead of shooting passes across goal to a defender. Waste of a chance!
Liverpool have picked up the tempo a bit now. Shelvey, Cole and Morgan in particular are making strides.
Downing's cross from the left is cut out with no effort. Very poor try.
Morgan tries to play in Cole who is flattened by Samba. But he gets up again with no complaint.
Eto'o is sitting deeper, with Traore occupying Anzhi's main attacking berth. It would make more sense for the predatory Eto'o to play further up against Liverpool's youngsters, wouldn't it?
This game is still waiting to get going. No particular urgency from either side, it is being played at an almost pedestrian pace.
Traore has the ball in the corner but can't negotiate an escape route, goal kick to Liverpool.
Zhirkov stays down clutching his head sheepishly. But it looks like he slipped down and wasn't fouled.
Zhirkov goes down as he breaks towards the box but nothing is given. Strong defending by Wisdom and Liverpool come away.
Liverpool are struggling to get their foot on the ball and keep possession, giving the ball away cheaply every time.
Downing and Cole and eager to help out Morgan and pour forward whenever they get the chance.
Anzhi are patient in their build-up play. Happy to pass the ball around.
As if to prove that point a Downing cross from the left drifts all the way across to Flanagan on the right, who hits it back into the box. Both times there is no one there to finish the job.
Anzhi are growing into this game and looking dangerous, while Liverpool, for all their possession, look a bit short in attack so far.
A through ball for Traore nearly catches the inexperienced Liverpool defence out again but Jones is quick to claim. Bit of a let off there.
Eto'o looks to play Traore in early, and it nearly comes off, but the pass is overhit.
Zhirkov breaks down the left for Anzhi but he shoots tamely at Jones instead of looking for a pass. Wrong choice.
A long ball forward in search of Morgan goes out of play for a throw-in.
Eto'o is dispossessed in midfield by Joe Cole, who is looking full of beans so far.
Downing and Cole attempt to link up play but goalkeeper Gabulov collects easily.
Liverpool are feeling their way into the game, knocking the ball about the defence and midfield.