Debrecen v Liverpool: Jamie Carragher wants to be kept in dark over Fiorentina-Lyon score

24 November 2009 11:18
Should the French side fail to leave Florence with any points, Liverpool will be eliminated to the ignominy of the Europa League, regardless of how they do against Hungarian champions Debrecen in the Ferenc Puskas Stadium tonight.

Carragher is certain the thousands of travelling Liverpool fans will ensure the players know exactly what is happening 456 miles to the south-west at the Artemio Franchi Stadium, but admits he will not be seeking regular updates and feels it would be best if his colleagues did the same.

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'We have to concentrate on our own game and hopefully everything will go our way. The hardest thing is that our destiny is not in our own hands. When we have been in situations like this before, we have been able to sort it out ourselves.

'The home crowd probably will not tell us the score in Florence but the worst possible scenario is that the other game goes our way and we do not do our job.'

Rafael Benitez, the Liverpool manager, has admitted qualifying for the lucrative knockout stages from their current predicament - the Spaniard's side lie five points behind Fiorentina - would be the biggest miracle of the several he has pulled off in his lustrum at Anfield, but Carragher insists Liverpool are a club used to the spectacular and the improbable.

'We have the belief we can do special things,' he said. 'We have done it with this team and manager over the last four or five years but it has been part of the club for a long time.

"We have left ourselves in a little bit of a hole and hopefully we can get out of it.

'But it is also a game in which a win would get confidence for the team, looking forward to the game against Everton on Sunday.

"It is not just about the Champions League. We have got to get a good result and performance for our season, too.'

Source: Telegraph