Bilic – ‘Liverpool are pre-match favourites but that could change by the second leg’ [divider]
Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic believes Liverpool will go into the Europa League Round of 32 first-leg as favourites but that could change by the second-leg.
“Liverpool will go into the game as favourites but that could all change after the match and we could even go into the return tie as favourites,” Bilic told DHA.
“I have a feeling we could do better than many people are expecting.”
The Black Eagles lost their last away game against Liverpool 8-0 in the 2007-08 Champions League.
Beşiktaş have however, fare better against English opposition this eason.
The Turkish giants gave Arsenal a run for their money in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, narrowly losing out 1-0 on aggregate.
The Eagles also drew 1-1 against Tottenham at White Hart Lane and beat Spurs 1-0 in Istanbul.
Beşiktaş secured a place in the Europa League Round of 32 by topping Group C and remaining unbeaten throughout the group stages.
Bilic’s side are also currently 1st in the Süper Lig table and have the best away record in the league.
Beşiktaş have won nine out of their 10 away games this season.