Liverpool's players run during a training session ahead of their Champions League Group B match at FC BaselReuters

Liverpool travel to Switzerland to take on FC Basel in their second Champions League Group B fixture at the St Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

The Reds' world seems to have turned upside down following the departure of their talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75 million.

Despite being involved in a number of controversies during his time at Anfied, the Uruguayan never failed to deliver on the pitch.

Due to his superb form last season, the Reds came the closest to challenging Manchester City for the English league title last season.

Suarez was to Liverpool what Gareth Bale was to Tottenham Hotspur, and both sides seem to have learnt the hard way that a world class player can never be replaced by a number of small signings.

However, that ship has now definitely sailed, and Liverpool will have to rely on someone else to turn their season around.

The lack of Champions League football in the last five seasons seems to have made the Reds a little rusty, as they struggled to register a win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets in their opening Group B fixture.

Despite admitting that Liverpool have not been able to live up to their standards this season, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is certain that his side will do well once his new players settle in.

"We haven't been as good as expected [this season]. We have integrated new players who are adapting to a new team, a new country and new football. We have an idea of where we are going," Rodgers told UEFA's official website.

Although Liverpool are expected to beat Basel, the Northern Irishman insists that his side will not be taking the Swiss champions lightly.

"Swiss football produces very good players who are technical. Basel are the Swiss champions and they have lots of experience in this competition as they have been playing in it for years," he added.

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Basel will be hoping to bounce back against Liverpool following their crushing defeat against Real MadridReuters

Meanwhile, Basel will be looking to create history by beating another English team in the Champions League following their victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea in the last three years.

''We could create a story tomorrow which will be remembered in the future,'' said Basel boss Paulo Sousa, according to ESPN.

Their record against Liverpool is also pretty impressive as the last time these two sides were drawn together in the Champions League in the 2002/03 season, Basel managed to pip the Reds to a place in the knockout phases.

However, having already suffered a crushing 5-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their opening Champions League fixture at the Bernabeu, Basel will certainly not be getting an easy pass to the knockout stages.

Still, Basel manager Sousa is confident that they will be able to do well in the competition if they work hard and make "fewer mistakes" in their remaining group fixtures.

"For everyone in football it's a dream to be involved in such a competition. We want to compete and if we have good statistics like we had against Real Madrid, but make fewer mistakes, then there is a possibility we can win the game. We have to play at our best level," Sousa told UEFA's official website.

Expected lineups: Liverpool: Mignolet; Manquillo, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Gerrard, Henderson; Sterling, Lallana, Coutinho; Balotelli.

Basel: Vaclík; Suchý, Schär, Safari, Frei; Elneny, Serey Die, Xhaka; Gashi, Streller, Gonzalez.

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The game is set for a 7.45 pm local time (12.15 am IST) start with live coverage on Ten HD in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India on Ten Sports Live. Catch the action in the UK on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD and NOW TV, with the option to live stream the match online on Sky Sports Online or Sky Go.

Viewers in the US can watch the Champions League game on Fox Sports 2 and Fox Soccer Plus, with an option to live stream on FoxSoccer2Go. Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can catch the action via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on Supersport online.

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