Besiktas v Liverpool, Wednesday 24th October (ko 7:45 BST)
Liverpool have yet to win a Champions League game this season so nothing less than a win will do tonight and, although they won the 2005 final in Istanbul, they’ve never beaten a Turkish team away.
The big name missing from the team sheet is Fernando Torres with Kewell, Arbeloa and Agger also out, but Xabi Alonso could return from a broken metatarsal. For Besiktas, the goalkeeper Hakan Arikan still hasn’t recovered from a stomach injury and will be replaced by Rustu Recber.
Barring any strange Rafa substitions we think the ‘Pool will scrape this one.
Prediction: Besiktas 0-1 Liverpool