The night in question was ten years ago today, and Besiktas were the Reds’ opponents in a Champions League groups stage match at Anfield, with Rafa Benitez’s side setting a European record 8-0 victory.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 6, 2017
It’s obviously still an evening remembered with some affection by Liverpool’s fanbase, but a game not held in the same regard came in February 2015, when the Turkish giants saw off Liverpool in the Europa League last-32.
Besiktas won that tie on penalties after a 1-1 draw on aggregate, and they decided to remind their old foes of the conquest throughout today:
— Pancu (@pancuQ1903) November 6, 2017
good bye LOSERPOLL!!!!! pic.twitter.com/V4Ku8IOhxc
— Ufuk (@utarslan) November 6, 2017
GOOD BYE LIVERPOOL pic.twitter.com/Esf2JEtC0M
— doğukan (@rodibjk) November 6, 2017
— Ümit Besiktas (@AlayinaaTriveLa) November 6, 2017
Simdi siktir git o.çocuğu pic.twitter.com/VYS434lCbF
— Serkan Ceylan (@serkanceyIan) November 6, 2017
To be fair, whoever posted the original tweet from Liverpool’s account probably wasn’t expecting an influx of stick from what seems like every Besiktas fan on social media.
Who knows – maybe the two teams will meet in Europe at some point this season too!