Predicted Liverpool line-up to play Besiktas in the Europa League

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Here is the potential Liverpool side to take on Besiktas in the Europa League.

Liverpool would have been hoping to play in the Champions League this week, but they weren’t able to fight their way out of the group stage, which means Europa League games on Thursdays.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to treat this competition lightly considering the possibility it creates in terms of the Champions League next season.

The winners get the right to play in the Champions League, which leaves the boss with a choice over whether to go all out for a victory in this game or whether to hold players back for the Premier League clash against Southampton this weekend.

It’s a god chance for any players coming into the side to impress against a very experienced team in the form of Besiktas.

Liverpool will be under huge pressure during the second leg in a difficult atmosphere, which increases the importance for them to try and create an advantage for themselves in the first game, which they can then work hard to protect next week.

Here is the potential side that Brendan Rodgers could select for the game.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Lovren, Sakho, Ibe, Moreno, Henderson, Allen, Lallana, Coutinho, Balotelli

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