Besiktas begin preparations for Liverpool clash
Besiktas have begun preparations for their Europa League clash against Liverpool on Thursday. The Black Eagles are coming off the back of a 1-0 defeat against Eskisehirspor in the league.
Manager Slaven Bilic lead the session at the Nevzat Demir training facility Demba Ba, Gökhan Töre, Mustafa Pektemek, Alexander Milosevic, Tolga Zengin and İsmail Köybaşı only participated in light training while Cenk Tosun sat out of training with an injury.
Tolga Zengin also missed training and has been ruled out of the game on Thursday.
The Black Eagles lost the first-leg against Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield.
The return-leg will be played at the Atatürk Olympic stadium in Liverpool. A stadium the Reds will be very familiar with as it was the setting for the 2005 Champions League final.
Beşiktaş are currently in 2nd place in the Süper Lig, just one point behind league leaders Galatasaray.