Rafa: Marseille crunch is our Cup Final

December 10, 2007

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is confident his players can produce a cup final' performance in Marseille to avoid a humiliating early exit from the Champions League.

The Reds must win if they are to remain among the European elite after Christmas, and Saturday's 3-1 Premier League defeat at Reading was hardly the ideal start to a week that ends on Sunday with the visit of Manchester United.

But Benitez said: 'We have experience of finals, so we will do the same thing we were doing before. It is an important game, but the players have experience of those.

'Since I have been here we have been in seven finals. We have won four, so we have enough experience and quality in the squad to win.'