Bilic – 'We need our fans if we are to beat Liverpool'

Bilic – ‘We need our fans if we are to beat Liverpool’ [divider]

Slaven Bilic has called on Beşiktaş fans to turn up and fill the Atatürk Olympic stadium ahead of the Europa League Round of 32 second-leg.

The Black Eagles lost the first-leg 1-0 at Anfield but Beşiktaş have not lost in Turkey against English opposition this season.

“We need our fans to fill the Atatürk Olympic stadium if we are to beat Liverpool in the return leg,” Bilic told reporters at the post-game press conference.

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The Eagles have reduced ticket prices in order to fill the 72,000 capacity stadium ahead of the second-leg.

Beşiktaş drew 0-0 against Arsenal at the UEFA Champions League play-offs, beat Tottenham 1-0 in the Europa League group stages and beat Chelsea in a pre-season friendly tournament this season.

The Istanbul giants also beat Liverpool at home the last time they faced the Reds in European competition back in 2007-08 Champions League group stages.

The Black Eagles face a tricky test against Eskişehirspor next in the Süper Lig.

Beşiktaş are currently in 2nd place in the league on 47 points after 21 games this season.