Lyon will give Liverpool fighting chance, says coach

05 November 2009 12:29
Olympique Lyon coach Claude Puel promised to give Liverpool a fighting chance of joining his team in the last 16 of the Champions League after Wednesday's dramatic 1-1 draw left the English side on the ropes.[LNB] Struggling Liverpool looked set for a morale-boosting win in Lyon when substitute Ryan Babel opened the scoring in the Group E match with a superb 25-metre strike.[LNB] But Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez grabbed the equaliser in the 90th minute and Liverpool now have to win their last two games -- and hope Fiorentina drop points against now qualified Lyon -- if they are to avoid a first-round exit.[LNB] Lyon top Group E with 10 points from four matches followed by Fiorentina (9), Liverpool (4) and Debrecen (0).[LNB] "Do not worry, we will play properly because it is our goal to finish top of the group," Puel told reporters.[LNB] "It is important for us to get a good result in Florence, and it will give Liverpool a chance."[LNB] (Writing by Julien Pretot in Paris; Editing by Kevin Fylan)

Source: Eurosport