Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba is hoping to break Liverpool hearts again when his new side Besiktas take on the Reds in the Europa League this week.
The ex-Newcastle forward scored for the Blues last season following Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip that all but ended the Merseysiders’ title challenge during the run-in.
Ba was sold by Chelsea in the summer for £5m to the Turkish side where he has showed his credentials by notching 22 goals so far this season – including a late penalty at the weekend.
“Demba Ba did not win the match, we won as a unit and this includes the fans,” he said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“Without their non-stop backing, none of this could happen. We showed our true colours down the stretch.
“I must admit I was a bit excited when taking that penalty shot. As a team, we truly enjoy what we are doing. It is going to be a fun trip to Liverpool because I love playing in England.
“The atmosphere at Anfield is going to be amazing as it always is. I did my job against Liverpool last season, Gerrard was just unlucky, I did what I had to and hope to do the same this time around.”