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Rafa aware of Liege threat by lfctalk
August 12, 2008, 14:26
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Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League Third Qualifying round fixture in Belgium, boss Rafael Benitez has admitted that he and his scouts have had difficulties in learning about opponents, Standard Liege.

“We have watched videos of Standard and had reports on them but it is so early in the season that it is not easy to know how they will play, especially as they have a player who has returned from the Olympics especially for this game,” he said, according to Liverpool Banter.

“We will try to win if that is possible because a good result for us is to win. But if that is not possible then the very least we will be looking for is an away goal.”

He also told the official site: “We know at home they will be really difficult so we need to be ready and mentally I think our players are prepared.”

The Spaniard also indicated that he’d have preferred to have played the opening Premiership fixture against Sunderland before tackling Standard.

“You can’t change the situation but I would prefer to play these important games when the team is a little bit sharper. If we can win maybe it would be a boost for the Premier League game. Always we prefer to play the second game at Anfield so that is important.”

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