Champions League preview and prediction: Group A, Liverpool v Besiktas

Ollie Irish

6th, November 2007


Liverpool v Besiktas, Tues 6 November (ko 7.45pm BST)
It’s ‘squeaky bum time’ for the Scousers in the Champions League with the first of three must win games. They surprisingly lost against Besiktas in Istanbul to leave them bottom of the group but we can’t see a repeat with Liverpool’s twelfth man (the Anfield crowd) back in the team.
Even the players don’t know the side yet but we think Crouch deserves a start after impressing as a late substitute in recent games. Besiktas will probably look to contain them but with ex-West Ham flop, Eduardo Cisse, as the man to mark Gerrard – surely only nerves can prevent talk of ‘one down, two to go’.
Prediction Liverpool 3-0 Besiktas