Brendan Rodgers praised Besiktas after Europa League exit says Bilic

Brendan Rodgers praised Besiktas after Europa League eixt says Bilic [divider]

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Beşiktaş after the Europa League Round of 32 second-leg game at the Atatürk Olympic stadium according to Slaven Bilic.

The Black Eagles progressed to the Last 16 of the competition after eliminating Liverpool 5-4 on penalties.

“I went to the Liverpool changing room after my press conference and had a conversation with Brendan Rodgers, he said he was impressed with our performance and congratulated us,” Bilic was quoted as saying on Eurosport TR.

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Bilic maintained his 100 percent home record against English opposition in European competition this season following victory over Liverpool in Istanbul.

Beşiktaş drew against Arsenal in the Champions League playoffs and beat Tottenham in the Europa League group stages.

The Black Eagles have not conceded a single goal on home turf against Premier League opposition this season.

The Turkish giants will take on Club Brugge in the Last 16 of the competition.

Beşiktaş are currently second in the Süper Lig on 48 points after 22 games and face Sivasspor away next week.