Bilic not concerned about missing defenders against Liverpool

Bilic not concerned about missing defenders against Liverpool [divider]

Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic has underlined that he is not concerned about missing centre back Ersan Gülüm and left-back Ramon Motta ahead of the Europa League Round of 32 second leg clash against Liverpool.

“Against a team like Liverpool the entire team has to be considered a defensive unit, if you do not defend as a team you will suffer,” Bilic was quoted as saying by Sporx.

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Motta was criticised for his performance against Liverpool and conceded the penalty on 85 minutes that led to the only goal of the game.

Liverpool won the first leg at Anfield but will be without eight players for the return leg.

Steven Gerrard, Lucas and Jordan Henderson have also been ruled out with injury and Lazar Markovic will serve the second match of a four game ban.

Coutinho has been rested and will not make the trip.

The Liverpool head coach will also be without defenders Mamadou Sakho and Glen Johnson going into the second game.