Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson and Mamadou Sakho will not be involved in Liverpool's Europa League clash with Besiktas on Thursday night due to injury and illness.

The trio did not train today and were not in the travelling party that flew to Turkey this afternoon to defend a 1-0 lead in the second leg at the Ataturk Stadium.

Vice-captain Henderson is absent with an ankle knock, Johnson is ill and Sakho remains sidelined with the hip issue that ruled him out of the win at Southampton on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers' side take a narrow advantage into the return meeting in Istanbul following a late Mario Balotelli penalty winner in the opening tie at Anfield last Thursday.

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