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Rafa issues Reds warning

22 Feb 2007 - 10:21:12

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has warned his players not to under-estimate Barcelona despite taking a 2-1 advantage into the second leg of their Champions League last 16 clash with the reigning European champions at Anfield in two weeks' time.

Benitez hailed the contribution of Craig Bellamy and John Arne Riise, who put their off-field disagreement behind them with the goals that sunk Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

But the Spaniard has urged his players to retain their focus ahead of the second leg and insisted there is still much to play for.

"The job is not done," he said. "We have a good chance now of going through but as I said before we need to be careful. Barca are good on the counter-attack and have good attacking players.

"I can see Barca winning the Spanish league, that's all I can say.

"It's always important to win away because you have a lot of supporters who have come here. I could hear the supporters during the game and it was a real positive for us. I have to thank them.

"I am really pleased for both Bellamy and Riise for scoring the winning goals.

"The atmosphere in the team is very good."


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