Confirmed: Liverpool line-up v Besiktas

Here is the Liverpool side Brendan Rodgers has selected to play Besiktas.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Toure, Skrtel, Lovren, Allen, Can, Moreno, Ibe, Sterling, Balotelli, Sturridge

Subs: Ward, Manquillo, Williams, Brannagan, Lallana, Lambert, Borini

Liverpool have a narrow lead heading into the second leg of their Europa League game against Besiktas.

Mario Balotelli ruffled a few feathers when he took the spot kick in the game at Anfield, but he converted it to give the Reds something to defend in the match this evening.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could make a couple of changes to his team, likely to be eager to protect certain individuals ahead of the important Premier League game against Manchester City this weekend.

Regardless of Liverpool’s starting line-up for this match, it’s a great chance for the Reds to qualify and take one step closer towards winning the tournament.

Anyone coming into the starting line-up has a great opportunity to show the manager why they deserve to start this weekend and Rodgers will be keen for an impressive performance.

He’ll want those selection problems and he’ll want the Reds to start well and get into an early lead, which would allow him to take off and protect any players he intends to use on Sunday for the big game.

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