Champions League Preview 2014/15: FC Basel (H)

Champions League Preview 2014/15: FC Basel (H)
December 9, 2014 Gary Fulcher

By Gary Fulcher.

A place in the last 16 of the Champions League is the prize up for grabs as 3rd placed Liverpool host 2nd placed FC Basel at Anfield on Tuesday evening – 7.45pm kick off UK time – on matchday six. The Swiss outfit sit two points above the Reds and know a draw will be good enough to see them qualify to the knockout stages for the first time since 2011/12. For Liverpool, only a victory will see us progress and look forward to Champions League football in February.

basel-liverpool-taulant-xhaka-lazar-markovicBasel sit top of the Swiss Super League with 41 points from 18 games and are unbeaten in their last seven league games, winning the last five in a row with a goals tally of 14 for and just one against. Less impressively, they’ve lost both of their previous away games in the Champions League this season going down 1-5 to Real Madrid and 0-1 to Ludogorets but did claim a 1-0 victory over us at the St Jakob Stadium on matchday two.

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