Raheem Sterling to have late fitness test ahead of Besiktas match

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Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling faces a late fitness test on a foot problem ahead of the Europa League visit of Besiktas.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Winger Lazar Markovic begins a four-match ban for his sending off in his last European outing, while midfielder Lucas Leiva is sidelined with a thigh problem.

Captain Steven Gerrard is still not fit to return from a hamstring injury.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Ibe, Henderson, Allen, Moreno, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge, Ward, Toure, Manquillo, Johnson, Lovren, Balotelli, Borini, Lambert.

Liverpool vs Besiktas is at Anfield on Thursday night, 8.05pm kick-off, live on ITV in the UK.

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