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December 21, 2007
Liverpool have been drawn to face Inter Milan in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League.
The Reds will entertain Roberto Mancini’s side in the first leg at Anfield on February 19/20 before travelling to the San Siro for the second-leg the following month.

Inter are having a wonderful season in their domestic league and currently sit in top spot seven points ahead of second placed Roma. Of the 16 games played so far they’ve won 12, drawn four, scored 35 goals and conceded just eight.

The draw in full:

Celtic v Barcelona
Lyon v Manchester United
Schalke v FC Porto
Liverpool v Inter Milan
Roma v Real Madrid
Olympiacos v Chelsea
Fenerbahce v Sevilla
Arsenal v AC Milan

The Reds will entertain the Italian champions in the first-leg on Tuesday, February 19 while the second-leg in Italy will be played on Tuesday, March 11.

by Paul Hassall 21 December 2007



October 3, 2007
Paul Hassall 03 October 2007

When Liverpool face French opposition in Europe it inevitably conjures up images of the epic triumph that was St Etienne.

It was a pivotal 90 minutes of football that set us on the road to becoming European champions for the very first time and is the game that immortalised David Fairclough in Reds folklore.

Since then we have endured mixed fortunes against our Gallic counterparts with wins over Monaco and Auxerre countered by defeats against Strasbourg and Paris St Germain.

This season we have already come up against a side from across The Channel, in Toulouse, but Benitez will be expecting much more of a test when his team take on Olympique Marseille in Match Day Two of Group A.

The French side recently replaced coach Albert Emon with Belgian Eric Gerets after they endured a miserable start to Ligue 1.

A run of one win in nine league matches led the Stade Velodrome outfit to move for the former Galatasaray coach, who arrives with a proven track record having led the Istanbul side to the Turkish championship last season.

It may have been a frustrating start on the domestic scene but in the Champions League it has been a different story and they got their Group A campaign underway in superb style as they secured a 2-0 win at home to Besiktas.

Former Reds striker Djibril Cisse got on the scoresheet and will no doubt be relishing the opportunity to play at Anfield once again, as will veteran Dutch star Bolo Zenden.

In fact the link does not end there as the visitors also boast midfielder Benoit Cheyrou, brother of one-time Reds player Bruno.

The last and only time the two sides met was in the 2003/04 campaign when a Didier Drogba inspired Marseille knocked Gerard Houllier’s side out of the UEFA Cup.

A 1-1 draw at Anfield was followed by a 2-1 defeat in France, when the Reds let a 1-0 lead slip after Igor Biscan was sent-off for a professional foul.

From Liverpool Fc.Tv

Liverpool have Ryan Babel and Yossi Benayoun competing to replace the suspended Jermaine Pennant.

Pennant was sent off against Porto in Liverpool’s opening Champions League game and sits out Marseille’s visit.

Benayoun may get the nod after goals against Reading and Wigan, while Steven Gerrard is fit after a car accident.

Marseille could have former Liverpool duo Djibril Cisse and Bolo Zenden in their side, but playmaker Samir Nasri is out with a viral infection.

News conference: Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez

From BBC Sport



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Liverpool have been drawn alongside Porto, Marseille and Besiktas in UCL Draw

August 30, 2007
Jimmy Rice 30 August 2007
Liverpool have been drawn alongside Porto, Marseille and Besiktas in the group stages of the Champions League.
The draw has just taken place in Monaco. Stay logged on to for all the latest reaction.

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After the Match UCL : LIVERPOOL 5-1 CHELSEA

May 3, 2007
Tuesday 01 May 2007 19:45 , Champions League Semi Final (2)


Liverpool reached another Champions League final after an epic semi-final victory. Here’s the best of the post-match reaction.

The Liverpool manager

“Maybe it was better than when we beat Chelsea in 2005 and I am really, really proud of my players. Chelsea are a very good side with some good players and at times it was difficult to control them. They had a lot of free-kicks but we defended really well and worked so hard all through the game. Our supporters were fantastic and the atmosphere was amazing and we are going to enjoy this victory. Pepe Reina was fantastic in the penalty shoot-out and he is an expert when it comes to that. The players knew how to beat Chelsea – by playing with passion. When you can hear the supporters behind you, it helped the players play with determination, passion and heart and they were also trying to do a good job with game intelligence. The game was massive and everything was perfect. You can see the difference when you play in another stadium and then you play here.”
Rafael Benitez

The opposition manager

“They scored four and we scored one, that is the story of the penalties and shoot-outs are part of the game. And that’s what people will remember. They will remember the final was Liverpool v Manchester United or AC Milan. In five, 10, 20 years nobody remembers who was in the semi-final. Nobody remembers that because the history of football is all about who makes the final.”
Jose Mourinho

The Liverpool player

“All the lads deserve so much credit for the achievement last night. For me, it felt even better than the victory in the semi-final in 2005. I remember on that night it was all about digging in and defending for our lives. We did that this time when we had to, but you could see there was more quality to our play throughout the team, from the goalkeeper, through to the defence, midfield and strikers. We deserved to win over 90 minutes, created more chances, and over the whole game, we’ve never really been hurt by them. We’ve shown how much we’ve improved in the last two years – we’re far more dangerous now. Going through on penalties is always nerve-wracking, but we knew in Pepe there’s no-one better in the world in that situation and he’s delivered the goods for us again. As for the fans, what more can we say? They’re the best in the world and proved it again. It was louder 45 minutes before kick-off last night than it is in any other stadium during the match. They’re unbelievable. I think Mourinho was a bit disrespectful calling us a little club. Two finals in three years – not bad for a little club.”
Steven Gerrard

From Liverpool

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez hails the Reds’ “passion, determination and heart” as they beat Chelsea 1-0 at Anfield and reach the Champions League final on penalties.