Liverpool fans react to drawing Besiktas in the Europa League

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Liverpool were drawn against a side that has been a handful for both Tottenham and Arsenal this season - and will face a familiar foe in the form of former Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham striker Demba Ba.

Liverpool's consolation for missing out on the knockout stages of the Champions League is a draw against Turkish side Besiktas in the round of the 32 in the Europa League.

The Turkish side ran Arsenal close in the qualifying stages of the Champions League this season but were knocked out, and finished above Tottenham in their Europa League group.

The first leg will be at Anfield on February 19 before the return leg in Istanbul on February 26. The tie has a few stories to it, with the Reds returning to the scene of arguably the greatest triumph in the club's history at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

The last time the two met was in November 2007, when the Reds ran riot in a 8-0 win at Anfield on their way to the semi-finals of that season's competition.

They are expecting a tougher game this time around with Demba Ba leading the attack, and everyone knows the impact he had on ending the Reds' Premier League title challenge last season, and will have to be on their guard to stop any kind of repeat in Europe. 

Here is what a few fans had to say about the draw. Some are anticipating a more difficult two-legged affair, but given the Reds are now amongst the favourites to lift the prize in Warsaw in May, the Reds are expected to qualify for the next round.








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