Liverpool are in a must win situation against FC Basel in last fixture of Champions league 14/15 group stage, The stage is set at Anfield and only a win can earn them a ticket to knockout stages, Liverpool is currently standing 3rd in group B with 4 points while Basel are placed 2nd with 6 points, Real Madrid are through to knockout stages already in group B and there match against Ludogorets is just a formality.
Most of the world expected a situation like this for Liverpool, So Liverpool just have to win this match while Basel can also fancy their chances if they are able to pull off a draw or win, Pressure will be on Liverpool tonight but luckily they will be backed up by a full house at Anfield.
Basel on the other hand are also confident as they just need a draw to qualify into knockout stages, They have already beaten Liverpool earlier by 1-0 at their home ground. An early goal from Basel can give them a very strong chance to qualify.
Liverpool: Mario Balotelli is out with hamstring injury while Sakho is also out with thigh injury.
FC Basel: Ivanov and Sio are both out with knee injuries.
Brendan Rodgers have said that he has seen his team is getting better with much more concentration and focus and he also mentions the crowd support for the team on such occasions, he realizes that its a tough game and you cannot win at the very first minute of the match but you have to be tactical and technical to win the game in 90 minutes.
Rodgers also said that he respect his opponents and they are a very good side.
Liverpool went into similar situation in the past when they pull off a stunning must win victory against Olympiacos back in 2004 Champions league, so u cannot count them out but the current team is not as consistent as in 2004 but still home advantage and they have players who can fire in the pressure situation.
We hope for a dramatic match.