Liverpool fans had good reason to take note of RB Leipzig’s Champions League clash with Besiktas for a number of reasons on Tuesday night.
One main feature was Leipzig striker Timo Werner struggling to deal with the incredible noise being created by the Turkish fans.
The 21-year-old wore ear plugs to try and block out the noise, before later requesting to be substituted, according to the Telegraph.
Werner has often been linked with the Reds over the past 12 months having emerged as a star figure in the Bundesliga thanks to his 21 goals in the 2016/2017 campaign.
Liverpool supporters would like to think he’d endure the same issues were he to come to Anfield, although rarely do atmospheres produce the same constant high pitch tone like that of Besiktas’.
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Another reason to have kept an eye on proceedings in Turkey was the involvement of Naby Keita, who agreed a deal in the summer that will see him officially sign for Liverpool at the beginning of July 2018.
Whilst a future Red wasn’t able to play a key role, a former Red did as Ryan Babel scored to boost Besiktas’ chances of qualifying for the knockout stages.