The 21-year-old played in midfield alongside Joe Allen and James Milner and played 92 minutes before being taken off for Martin Skrtel.
Emre Can has started regularly for the German boss since he replaced Brendan Rodgers as head coach over the last international break. Liverpool are currently second in Group B with six points in four games. Leaders Sion drew with Bordeaux in the other game in the group tonight.
Liverpool take on take on Crystal Palace this weekend at Anfield and can move up to sixth place with a victory.
Rubin Kazan 0 – 1 Liverpool
Stadium: Kazan Arena
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Kick-Off: 20:05 GMT
Rubin Kazan confirmed starting lineup: Ryzhikov, Kverkvelia, Cotugno, Kambolov, Nabiullin, Carlos Eduardo, Kislyak, Gokdeniz Karadeniz, Georgiov, Devic, Kanunnikov.
Subs: Haghighi, Lemos, Ustinov, Akhmetov, Bilyaletdinov, Ozdoev, Dyadyun.
Liverpool confirmed starting lineup: Mignolet, Clyne, Sakho, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Allen, Milner, Ibe, Firmino, Benteke.
Subs: Bogdan, Coutinho, Lallana, Lucas, Origi, Brannagan, Skrtel.