Besiktas want to return to Istanbul with an advantage over Liverpool
Besiktas take on Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday 19 February at the Anfield stadium. The first leg will be officiated by the Polish referee Szymon Marciniak.
The return leg will be played at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium on Thursday February 26.
Ersan Gülüm, Ramon Motta and Veli Kavlak are one yellow card away from receiving a one match suspension in the competition.
Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic will miss the game due to a suspension while Alberto Moreno is a card away from receiving a suspension.
Besiktas’ star striker Demba Ba is a slight injury doubt going into the game and missed first team training this week. İsmail Köybaşı, Tolga Zengin and Alexander Milosevic have been ruled out due to injuries.
Liverpool secured a place in the Round of 32 after being knocked out of the Champions League group stages in third-place.