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Benitez prepared for crucial week by lfctalk
March 8, 2009, 13:37
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Rafa Benitez has said that the next week will be “very crucial” in determining the success of Liverpool’s season.

His side face a home tie with Real Madrid on Tuesday evening in the Champions League, followed by a daunting visit to in-form Manchester United on Saturday.

After being knocked out of the FA Cup, Benitez’s men have had a weekend free – while United dispatched Fulham 4-0 at Craven Cottage yesterday to book a semi-final spot.

Benitez has indicated the importance of the two fixtures. The Reds lead Real Madrid 1-0 from the first-leg and trail United by seven points in the Premiership table.

“When you play two games in a week it is not easy to prepare for the next game, so physically and tactically we have been able to do more things,” Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv.

“In this case we have had more time to prepare and have been able to approach the week in a different way – we are really pleased with the situation.”

“For sure this week will be very important. You can talk about crucial games in the season, but these two important games this week it could make a very big difference.”

“To progress in the Champions League and to beat United is totally different than if you cannot progress or if you cannot win, so this week is very crucial.”


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