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Who are Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several Trabzon-based clubs, Trabzonspor are nicknamed Bordo-Mavililer (Maroon-Blues).
The club colours are maroon and blue, and they play their home matches at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium.The club has donned maroon and blue kits since the merger, and have played at their present ground, Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, since 1967.
Starting their professional history in the second League, Trabzonspor earned promotion in 1974, and have been present in the top-flight since. Domestically, Trabzonspor are one of the most successful clubs in Turkey.
They have won the Süper Lig (top-flight) six times, the most by a club outside of Istanbul. They have also won the Türkiye Kupası (Turkish Cup) eight times, tied for second place for most all-time wins with Beşiktaş J.K. From 1976 to 1984, Trabzonspor won a total of 29 trophies: Süper Lig (6), Türkiye Kupası (8), Süper Kupa (Super Cup) (1), the Başbakanlık Kupası (Chancellor Cup) (5), Presidential Cup (Cumhurbaşkanlığı Kupası) (7), Red Group Championship Second Division (İkinci Lig Kırmızı Grup Şampiyonası) (1) and Cyprus Peace Cup (Kıbrıs Barış Kupası) (1).
THE STARTING 11
* Jose Manuel Reina, * Fabio Aurelio, * Martin Kelly, * Sotirios Kyrgiakos, * Jamie Carragher, * Leiva Lucas, * Maximiliano Maxi Rodriguez (David N'Gog, 73), * Christian Poulsen, * Milan Jovanovic, * Ryan Babel (Fernando Torres, 46), * Joe Cole
* Recep Onur Kivrak, * Hrvoje Cale, * Arkadiusz Glowacki, * Egeman Korkmaz, * Gustavo Colman (Remzi Giray Kacar, 77), * Burak Yilmaz (Carlos Gomes Alanzinho, 56), * Ceyhun Gulselam, * Selcuk Inan, * Teofilo Gutierrez, * Umut Bulut (Ibrahim Yattara, 86), * Serkan Balci
Trabzonspor qualified for this competition by beating Fenerbahce in the Turkish Cup last season and lifted the Turkish Super Cup only last month. They were dangerous opponents, albeit vulnerable whenever Liverpool attacked incisively and with pace, although that was a rarity in the first half as a reshuffled home side understandably struggled to gel.
Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel, David Ngog and Dirk Kuyt, plus the injured Javier Mascherano and Daniel Agger, were all absent from the side that started against Arsenal as Hodgson rotated with an eye on Monday's trip to Manchester City. In the absence of Gerrard it was decided before kick-off that Cole would assume penalty-taking duties
The new Liverpool manager has not departed radically from Rafael Benítez's tactics in his four matches in charge but, unlike his predecessor, he did give Babel a rare opportunity in attack. His faith, or experiment, was rewarded on the stroke of half-time as Cole inspired an incisive counter-attack, spinning into space and releasing the Dutch international with a well-timed pass that was dispatched calmly beyond Onur Kivrak into the far corner.
Babel failed to reappear for the second half but his replacement gave Anfield no reason to dwell on the reasons why. It was, Hodgson later revealed, pre-arranged that he would play only 45 minutes.
The introduction of Fernando Torres lifted the crowd and Liverpool's performance in tandem. Trabzonspor, like many before them, appeared visibly unnerved by the marauding Spaniard, and his impatience after so long on the periphery through injury was apparent immediately.
Torres tested Kivrak with his first touch, a powerful, angled drive, forced another good save with a towering header and helped Liverpool win a penalty in the 51st minute. Serkan Balci, the visiting right-back, got a toe in the way of Torres' run into the penalty area but over-reached for the loose ball and tripped Lucas as the Brazilian darted into the box.
Cole, described as "a God" in Liverpool by Jamie Carragher this week, was urged to take the spot-kick but shot too close to the Trabzonspor goalkeeper and saw his effort saved. "The last penalty I took was when I was about 13 – and I scored that one," said Cole. "It was a bad one and I hold my hands up for that." José Reina got his costly mistake against Arsenal out of the system when he denied Umut Bulut a precious away goal with the Trabzonspor captain unmarked in the area.
The visitors continued to threaten but Liverpool believed they should have had a second when Sotirios Kyrgiakos headed Milan Jovanovic's corner goalwards, Cole flicked on and Christian Poulsen converted on the goal-line after Kivrak fumbled.