Rodgers warns Liverpool not to underestimate Beşiktaş [divider]
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his side not to underestimate Beşiktaş ahead of the Europa League Round of 32 clash.
Rodgers underlined that Beşiktaş defend well and posed fellow Premier League side Tottenham problems when they met in the Europa League group stages.
“They are solid behind that and they showed that in the two games against Tottenham, that they are defensively strong,” Rodgers told the official Liverpool website.
Beşiktaş drew 1-1 with Tottenham at White Hart Lane and beat Spurs 1-0 in Istanbul.
The Black Eagles topped Europa League Group C without suffering a single loss.
The Turkish giants only conceded five goals over the Europa League group stages. Beşiktaş have only let in two goals against English opposition in four meetings this season.
The Eagles have let in 19 goals in the Süper Lig this season, only Fenerbahçe and Başakşehir have conceded fewer goals.
Beşiktaş are currently 1st in the Süper Lig on 47 points after 20 games this season.