Predicted Liverpool starting XI to face Besiktas

Martin Tyler

Predicted Liverpool starting XI to face Besiktas 


Emre Can is expected to start in Liverpool’s Europa League clash with Besiktas on Thursday 19 February. The first leg will be officiated by the Polish referee Szymon Marciniak.

The Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to to keep Emre Can in defence while Joe Allen will fill in for the injured Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva in midfield.

Possible Liverpool starting XI:
Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Ibe, Moreno, Henderson, Allen, Lallana, Coutinho, Balotelli

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Emre Can has made 23 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Bayer Leverkusen at the start of the season.

The U21 international has received praise for a string of impressive performances in defence in recent weeks.

Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic will miss the game due to a suspension while Alberto Moreno is a card away from receiving a suspension.

The return leg will be played at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium on Thursday February 26.