Bilic: ‘As an ex Evertonian I never liked Liverpool but always respected them’ [divider]
“As a former Evertonian I never liked Liverpool but I would never disrespect my opposition,” Bilic said.
“As a player I never made any derogatory comments about Liverpool and never would.
“I have always had respect for Liverpool.”
The former Croatia national team manager made 32 appearances for Everton between 1997-99.
Bilic also underlined that Liverpool will be a much stronger side in Liverpool despite currently being in poor form.
“They may not be in the best of form right now but we are talking about last seasons Premier League runners-up,” Bilic said.
“Liverpool are going to be a lot better and be back in form by February, this is going to be a very tough game for us make no mistake about it.
“Nobody should even consider underestimating Liverpool.
Beşiktaş have played Premier League opposition four times this season. The Black Eagles lost 1-0 to Arsenal over two legs in the Champions League playoffs.
The Turkish giants also drew against Tottenham in London and beat Spurs in Istanbul in the Europa League group stages.