CL Teams, Besiktas v Reds. Two changes from Rafa.

Liverpool’s team for tonight’s Champions League tie with Besiktas sees Rafa Benitez make just two changes from the side that beat Everton on Saturday.

Momo Sissoko and Yossi Benayoun are on the bench, with Jermaine Pennant and Ryan Babel getting the nod to start on the wings. Gerrard will play alongside Javier Mascherano in the centre of midfield.

Double-penalty hero Dirk Kuyt partners Andriy Voronin upfront again, meaning Peter Crouch again misses out on starting for the Reds. The bench includes the welcome site of Xabi Alonso, back in the squad after his metatarsal injury.

Besiktas: 84 Arikan, 22 Tandogan, 5 Zan, 58 Toraman, 19 Uzulmez, 2 Kurtulus, 18 Cisse, 14 Tello, 21 Ozcan, 13 Bobo, 10 Delgado
Subs: 35 Ozmen, 6 Yozgatli, 9 Higuain, 11 Nobre, 15 Diatta, 17 Ricardinho, 41 Avci

Liverpool: 25 Reina, 3 Finnan, 23 Carragher, 4 Hyypia, 6 Riise, 16 Pennant, 8 Gerrard, 20 Mascherano, 19 Babel, 10 Voronin, 18 Kuyt
Subs: 30 Itandje, 11 Benayoun, 14 Alonso, 15 Crouch, 21 Lucas, 22 Sissoko, 46 Hobbs

Referee: Claus Bo Larsen