Liverpool narrowly edged past Besiktas in the first leg at AnfieldReuters

Liverpool travel to Turkey to take on Besiktas in the second leg round of 32 of the Europa League at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium on Thursday.

Although the Reds managed to secure a late 1-0 win over Besiktas on the first leg at Anfield, their victory was not very convincing as it took an 85th minute penalty from Mario Balotelli to seal the game for the Merseysiders.

Still, Liverpool played well during that game as they were every dominant, creating 18 chances compared to Besiktas' 8.

However, the first leg is now in the past as Liverpool prepare to take on Besiktas in the second leg.

The Reds will be full of emotions on their return to the Atatürk Stadium as it was the venue where the Liverpool were last crowned European Champions following their dramatic win over AC Milan in 2005.

And Rodgers admits that the Reds will still have fond memories of the stadium even though they do not have any players who were involved during that time.

"Of course it was a great historic night for the club and everyone associated with Liverpool respects that,'' added Rodgers. "It was a little while ago and there won't be too many of our players that were involved at that time. It's a real iconic stadium for the club and a big part of that history."

The former Swansea boss says that he is now looking forward playing at Atatürk with a new Liverpool squad.

"For us to go there and play with a lot of young players and a new squad, against a good team, we'll look forward to. It's a big pitch, which suits our style."

"We're looking forward to the atmosphere - it should be really good. And we want to complete the job. The confidence is very high in the team.

"Any changes that we make in the team, the players come in and know the collective job and are performing at a very high level. So we expect the same, to continue with that confidence level. We'll look to carry that confidence into the game."

Meanwhile, Besiktas will also be fancying their chances of qualifying to the next round of the competition despite them losing in the first leg at Anfield.

Although the Turkish side were not exactly bad in the first leg, they were not able to see much of the ball or create many chances.

Due to this reason, many feel that the Turkish side do not have a chance to reach the round of sixteen of the Europa League.

But Besiktas boss Slaven Bilic, who has been boosted by the return of Demba Ba and Gokhan Tore, feels that his side have a very good chance to overturn the first leg deficit.

"Liverpool may seem like they have the advantage but we have a big chance of advancing to the next round,'' said Bilic, according to ESPN,

Despite admitting that Besiktas "need goals," the 46-year-old insists that his side will be very "patient" and "composed" in the second leg.

"We need goals, but we need to be patient and have to be very composed defensively.''

Expected starting line-ups

Besiktas: Cenk; Serdar, Franco, Ersan, Kurtulus; Olcay, Veli, Hutchinson, Gokhan; Sosa, Ba

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

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled for an 8:45pm GMT (1:15am IST, 2:45pm ET) start, with live coverage on Ten Action in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online on Ten Sports Live.

Catch the action in the UK live on ITV 4, with an option to live stream the match online on ITV Player. The US viewers can watch the game live on Fox Sports 1 or online on Fox Soccer 2Go. Audience in Canada can see the tie via live stream on Sportsnet World.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via live streaming online on beIN Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online.

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