Remember Ryan Babel? The former Liverpool forward scored two goals to help Besiktas down Greek outfit Olympiacos 4-1 in the Europa League. Here’s a look at both of them- pretty nice stuff from the Dutch international Continue reading
Liverpool were knocked out of Europe by Turkish side Besiktas after losing on penalties in Istanbul. Besiktas scored a goal in regular time to leave the tie deadlocked at 1-1, and when it came to penalties, all five Besiktas players held their nerve. Four of Liverpool’s did, but Lovren, who had to score to prevent it from going to sudden death, failed with his attempt Continue reading
Besiktas won’t remember their last trip to Anfield too fondly, and it’s not without reason. Liverpool crushed them 8-0 that day, with Yossi Benayoun and Ryan Babel (remember him!) producing five goals between them. Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch also scored for the Reds.
That game was in the Champions League through. LFC and Besiktas are today competing in the next level of European competition- the Europa League. Continue reading