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West Ham boss Bilic dedicates Liverpool draw to Besiktas

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has dedicated his side's 2-2 draw with Liverpool to Istanbul club Besiktas and the people of Turkey.

On Saturday, explosions outside Besiktas' Vodafone Arena claimed the lives of 38 people in what was a devastating incident in the country's capital.

"I would like to dedicate these points to people in Turkey because we were there for two years, me and my staff, and they are following us big time," said Bilic, who spent two seasons in charge of the Turkish club.

"I feel for them, my prayers are for them, it's unbelievable what happened there. I was all around the world, working or on holiday, and they are maybe the best people I ever met.

"So it's very sad what's happening in one of the best cities and one of the best countries...not because of the nature of the country but because of the people.

"They are so friendly, so good, so warm and everything, that it's basically tearing me apart what's happening there. Big condolences for the families of the victims."

Vyom Chaudhary
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