Basel: Basel can make history against Liverpool

The Swiss titleholders will progress to the last 16 of the Champions League if they avoid defeat on Merseyside but the Reds will go through with a win

Paulo Sousa is hoping that he and his players can “write another fantastic page in the history of Basel” by beating Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Swiss titleholders only need a draw to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League but Liverpool know that a victory would take them through.

Sousa is well aware that the game could go either way but he belives Basel merit a place in the knockout stage.

“Going through means myself, the boys and my staff will write another fantastic page in the story of Basel,” the former Portugal international told reporters on the eve of the game on Merseyside.

“And this is something we want – achievement after achievement. That is the dream.

“It is something we are working for, it is something that we deserve.”

Basel go into their crucial Champons League clash buoyed by a 3-0 win at Lucerna on Saturday, while Liverpool are coming off the back of a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Sunderland.

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