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21 Apr 2009 09:19:47

Riera - Reds must stop Fabregas

Albert Riera is confident Liverpool can keep a lid on Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas in Tuesday's crucial Premier League clash. The Reds welcome the Gunners to Anfield, live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1, with eyes on top spot in the table as they bid to end a 19-year wait for a league title. And Riera is confident Liverpool can overtake rivals Manchester United, who host Portsmouth on Wednesday, by stopping Fabregas and collecting three points against Arsenal. Gunners skipper Fabregas was rendered ineffective in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea after being expertly marshalled by Michael Ballack. And Riera, who plays with Fabregas for Spain, has revealed that Rafa Benitez is equally keen to nullify the midfielder, saying: "The main Arsenal danger is through Cesc. "But we know his style of game and believe we can stop him. And if Cesc is not comfortable they cannot play their best game. "Our objective is clear - to win all our matches and to leap on any slip-ups by Manchester United. "They will be playing under much more pressure in the next few weeks."


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