Henderson and Coutinho out of Europa League tie, several youngsters in Liverpool squad

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Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson are among those that haven't travelled to Istanbul for the second leg of their tie with Besiktas.

Liverpool will be without a number of key players for tomorrow's game with Besiktas in the Europa League in Istanbul, where the Reds take a 1-0 lead thanks to Mario Balotelli's penalty from the first leg.

Vice-captain Jordan Henderson will not be risked because of a minor ankle injury and will stay at home along with Glen Johnson, who has an illness, and Mamadou Sakho who is still recovering from a hip injury, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Philippe Coutinho will not be travelling to Turkey either as he is rested after 19 consecutive starts, though he did take part in training earlier on in the day, while Lazar Markovic still has three matches of a European suspension to serve for his red card against Basel in the final Champions League group stage game.

Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva will continue their recovery from hamstring and thigh injuries respectively and, as a result, will miss the game.

It will be interesting to see how the Liverpool side lines up for tomorrow's game, but one would anticipate Kolo Toure starting as part of a back three alongside Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren, and Emre Can moving into the midfield to partner Joe Allen.

Daniel Sturridge is part of the squad travelling to Turkey, and it remains to be seen if he will start the game given he was a substitute during the win over Southampton at the weekend. Brendan Rodgers is also afforded the options of Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini while Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana could start off the main striker. 

It will also be interesting to see what options Brendan Rodgers has by way of central midfield cover with him in Istanbul, with Jordan Williams one of the younger players to form part of an open training session at Melwood earlier on today, according to the Liverpool Echo.

If Williams has travelled it could be valuable experience for him. He's made one appearance for the Reds so far this season in the third round of the League Cup against Middlesbrough, where he scored a spot-kick in the shootout win. Cameron Brannagan is said to be another central midfield option among the youngsters who will join up with the squad.

Jordan Lussey, Jerome Sinclair and Ryan Fulton will also be part of the squad in Turkey.

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