Liverpool have been doing pretty well of lateReuters

Liverpool play hosts to Turkish side Besiktas in the round of 32 first leg of the Europa League at Anfield on Wednesday.

After a difficult start to the season, the Reds seem to have finally found some stability in their performances, remaining unbeaten in their last five fixtures in all competitions.

Although they were unable to reach the finals of the Capital One Cup and are still far behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League, the Reds are doing well in the FA Cup, where they have booked a quarter-final date with Blackburn Rovers following their recent 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

And Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says that his side are also looking to do well in the Europa League.

"It's [Europa League] a very prestigious competition and a competition that we want to do well in," Rodgers told the Reds official website.

However, the Northern Irishman admits that Besiktas will not be making it easy for Liverpool over the two legs.

"Any time they have come up against an English team recently, they have always made it very difficult. They are a good side and we expect a tough game over the two legs."

Liverpool have found a lot of success with the new 3-4-3 formation of late, recording only one defeat in their last 16 fixtures.

On being asked whether he will be using the same system in the Europa League as well, Rodgers replied: "We'll find out, if we play that way. It's a way of working that suits our players."

"If we decide to play that way in the European competitions, we'll hold no fear. The system is irrelevant; for us, it's more about the return of our identity as a team and our style of football, which is ultimately out there to win games."

"Of course, over the two games that's what we're looking to do - get through into the next stage."

Meanwhile, Besiktas will also be fancying their chances to reach the last sixteen of the Europa League despite Liverpool impressive form of late.

Besiktas, who finished third in the Turkish League last season, have been doing very well this time around as they are currently at the top of the table ahead of the likes of Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray.

He recorded a humiliating 0-8 defeat against Liverpool during their last European trip to Anfield in 2007.

However, Black Eagles boss Slaven Bilić insists that his side have not come to Merseyside with revenge on their minds.

"Revenge is not a word which should be used in football, or any sport for that matter," Bilić told Liverpool Echo.

"What happened in 2007 was written in the records but even then, and this is where football is magnificent, a couple of weeks before that Besiktas beat Liverpool 2-1 in Istanbul."

"That is in the past. Most of our players were kids then so there is no pressure whatsoever!"

Despite admitting that Liverpool are the clear "favourites" on paper, Bilić admits that his side are also confident having recently played well against the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham.

"On paper they are clear favourites, they are Liverpool Football Club and are back on track, they splashed something like £150million last summer and now they are doing well."

"This is Anfield but we are playing well. We are top of the league, we have proven ourselves against teams of similar quality – Arsenal and Spurs – and Liverpool didn't play that great in Champions League games against Ludogorets and Basel."

Possible starting lineups:

Liverpool:Mignolet; Lovren, Skrtel, Sakho; Johnson, Moreno, Henderson, Can; Ibe, Balotelli, Sturridge

Besiktas: Gonen; Kurtulus, Ramon, Franco, Nukan; Hutchinson, Kavlak, Sosa, Sahan; Tore, Ba

 Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled for a 9:05pm GMT (1:35am IST, 3:05pm 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 1, with an option to live stream the match online on ITV Player. US viewers can watch the game live on Fox Sports 2 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.