The manager insists he doesn't raise the subject with his players and only answers questions about their amazing night against AC Milan when he is asked, but if he is growing tired of it, he only has himself to blame.
Former glory: Steven Gerrard lifts the 2005 Champions League trophy after Liverpool's thrilling fightback against AC Milan
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There must be some sympathy for Benitez about the clumsy attempts to draw parallels regardless of how spurious they are.
A half-time deficit in a one-off match at a neutral stadium is totally different to a two-leg tie where away goals count double being played at the home of Liverpool's opponents.
The players are different too: only four of Liverpool's likely line-up to face Chelsea played on that historic night.
Still some people bang on about it though and the only way to move on is to write a new chapter in the club's great history.
To do that after conceding a 3-1 deficit in the first leg will depend on the form of Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard, like most of Liverpool's matches.
Benitez is preparing to gamble with his captain's fitness, such is their need for a miracle, and if it backfires tonight their once promising season will be over.
If the midfielder aggravates his groin problem and is sidelined it will not only be Liverpool's slim Champions League hopes which are dashed but their Premier League ones too.and Istanbul will still be on the agenda.