"We had a bit of bad luck last season too so hopefully that will change and I think we have a strong team".
There are a handful of familiar faces in the Basaksehir, including ex-Arsenal and Manchester City duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Gael Clichy, Gorkan Inler who played for Leicester City during their title-winning campaign, former Southampton loanee Eljero Elia and captain Emre who played for Newcastle United between 2005 and 2008.
Liverpool will be seeded in Friday's play-off draw alongside Sevilla, Napoli, CSKA Moscow and Sporting Lisbon. In his 28 starts for the Reds in the League, he kept 9 clean sheets. The boys played very well and did very good in their preparations. But, at the age of 21, he perhaps needs more time on the pitch than he is getting for the Reds.
Azerbaijani team Qarabag saw off Romanian opponents Sheffif Tiraspol to make progress to the play-off round, with Israeli side Hapoel securing a tight away goals win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.
His biggest improvement was errors leading to goals; there was just the one last season compared to 4 in 2015/16.
Worst case - OGCNice: Any side who only finished behind Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 last season is worth taking note of. Don't write them off causing another shock over two legs.
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