Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Liverpool vs. Basel

Liverpool and Basel meet Tuesday for a Group B Champions League match. Liverpool is in third place in the group with four points, while Basel is in second place with six points. Both considerably trail group leader Real Madrid, who is undefeated and has accrued 15 points. 

The game will decide whether Liverpool or Basel advances to the knockout stage of the Champions League. Ludogorets has already been eliminated. 

How to Watch

Details for Tuesday's match are below:

Match time: 2:45 p.m. ET

TV coverage: Fox Sports 1

Live stream:  You can live stream the match here.

Match facts:

If Liverpool wins, it will capture second place in Group B and advance to the knockout stage. In December 2004, Liverpool also needed a win at home to reach the round of 16 and ended up winning 3-1.

Basel needs just a win or a draw against Liverpool to assure second place in Group B and advance. 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said this match is an opportunity for his players to "write themselves into folklore by winning the game."

Striker Mario Balotelli is not expected to be available for the Reds due to injury. 

Four different players have scored for Liverpool in Champions League play: Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Balotelli each have one goal.

Basel is led by Derlis González, who has two goals in Champions League matches. Four other players have also scored one goal apiece for the Swiss side. 

In its Premier League match against Sunderland on Saturday, Rodgers decided to rest Gerrard and brought the Reds captain off the bench. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. 

Liverpool has won more European titles than any other English club: five European Cups, three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. 

Basel has won two games and lost three in Champions League to put itself in second in Group B.  

Liverpool is third in Group B, winning just one of its five games, drawing once and losing three times. 

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