Liverpool will play ‘really attacking football’ against Besiktas says Sterling [divider]
Liverpool will play attacking football against Beşiktaş in the Europa League Round of 32 according to Raheem Sterling.
“We’ll be trying to play possession football and try to play really attacking football at the same time. I think it should be a really good game and hopefully we can just play the football that we know we can play,” Sterling was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
The Liverpool youngster does not believe Beşiktaş will be pushovers and is expecting a difficult game.
“I think it’s going to be a really difficult game,” he added.
“Coming away to play in Turkey, it’s going to be difficult and we know that. We’ve got to stick to our gameplan that the manager has set out for us. That’s no different for tomorrow night.
Liverpool won the first leg at Anfield 1-0 but will be without eight players in Istanbul.
Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Lucas, Sakho, Markovic, Johnson, Coutinho are all out for the Reds.
Beşiktaş will be without Ersan Gülüm, Ramon Motta, Tolga Zengin and Alexander Milosevic.
The return leg will be played at the Atatürk Olympic stadium and a full capacity crowd is expected.
Tickets for the game have already sold out and over 70,000 fans are predicted to be in the stands.