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Benitez hails Reds' quality
29 Aug 2007 - 07:24:12
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez believes his squad now has 'quality in every position' following their 4-0 Champions League qualifying victory over Toulouse.
Dirk Kuyt grabbed a brace and further strikes from Peter Crouch and Sami Hyypia gave a much-changed Reds line-up a comfortable 5-0 aggregate passage to the group stages of Europe's premier club competition.
Benitez gave a surprise debut to Argentinian youngster Sebastian Leto in midfield, while Brazilian teenager Lucas Leiva also made his bow with just over 20 minutes remaining.
"I was very pleased with the performance, we played well and you can see the competition now for places with players working to impress right to the end," he said.
"I know Peter Crouch has been out of the last two games and he has now scored eight in his last 10 games in Europe.
"But if the team keeps winning and everyone else scores goals as well, I will be happy.
"I was able to bring in (Yossi) Benayoun, (Sebastian) Leto and Lucas (Leiva) for this game and they all did well.
"You can see the quality in every position. I have two players to choose from now for every place and the players know that.
"I now do not need to talk a lot about one or two star players all the time. I have players everywhere who want to play and have the ability to play."