Liverpool take lead for Houllier
Phil Thompson insists it is not make or break but a touch of Turkish delight over the next week could take Liverpool close to a place in the knockout phase of the Champions Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada Book Bags League.
The Reds and Galatasaray, Uefa Cup winners in the last two seasons, go head to head at Anfield tonight with Liverpool languishing at the foot of a tight Group B. After two games in the first phase the Merseysiders were third before back-to-back wins over Dynamo Kiev virtually Authentic Prada Handbags Usa assured progress; similar success against the Turks would bring the quarter-finals in sight.
„We want to win this one desperately,“ admitted the caretaker manager. „But it’s going to be so tight. The last few games will be intriguing but we have to take the initiative at home. Our aim is to be in a healthy position when Grard [Houllier] returns next month.“
Michael Owen may be fit but the Polish goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek’s probable absence with a groin strain – „it’ll be a late decision,“ said Thompson“ – will not make their task any easier, though the Turks have never won on Authentic Prada Wallet For Sale Philippines English soil and arrive in some disarray.
Their best midfielder, Sergen Yalcin, Authentic Prada Handbags Online Australia is sidelined with a knee-ligament injury, Hakan Unsal is suspended and a quartet of Gala players were dismissed in Saturday’s derby defeat by Fenerbahce. Afterwards Galatasaray’s chairman said his side were „too dirty“ but his coach Mircea Lucescu pleaded innocence and Authentic Prada Handbags Canada pointed an Authentic Prada Clothing accusing finger at the officials.
„The Turkish players are passionate and can lose their tempers,“ said Liverpool’s Finnish centre-half Sami Hyypia, Authentic Prada Factory Outlet Online who has more to worry about than Gala’s hot-heads. „Diving is part of their Bicester Village Prada Online game. They are willing to do anything to win the match, so it’s possible we will have to combat that.“
Liverpool (probable 4-4-2): Kirkland; Xavier, Henchoz, Hyypia, Carragher; Gerrard, Black Prada Eyeglass Case Murphy, Authentic Prada Bag For Sale Ph Hamann, Riise; Heskey, Owen.
Galatasaray (probable 4-4-2): Mondragon; Bulent Korkmaz, Emre, Jersson, Perez; Ergun, Batista, Fleurquin, Berkant; Umit Karan, Sozkesen.
Referee: V Perreira (Portugal).
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