Ba – ‘It is going to be fun trip to Liverpool because I love playing in England’ [divider]
Beşiktaş beat Bursaspor 3-2 to move back into 1st place in the Süper Lig but Demba Ba had his sights set on Liverpool after the game.
Ba scored a brace against Bursaspor to take his goal tally up to 22 for the season.
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Beşiktaş take on Liverpool in the Europa League Round of 32 on Thursday 19 February.
“For me, it is going to be fun trip to Liverpool because I love playing in England,” Ba told the official Beşiktaş website.
Ba famously scored against Liverpool last season while playing for Chelsea. Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip against the Blues allowed Ba a free run on goal to give the London based side the lead the lead.
Chelsea won the game 2-0 delivering a hammer blow to the Reds title challenge.
Ba has scored 12 goals in the Süper Lig this season, only Bursaspor forward Fernandao has scored more league goals (13).
The Senegalese international has five goals in four Europa League games and a total of eight in European competition this season.