Saviola not scared of Reds
Javier Saviola has warned Liverpool that Benfica are not obsessed by Fernando Torres.
Last Updated: 31/03/10 12:52pm
Javier Saviola has warned Liverpool that Benfica are not obsessed by Fernando Torres and that they do not fear the Reds.
The two sides meet in Portugal for their Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday.
Torres goes into the game with a 20 goals in only 29 games this season, but Saviola has also impressed and has scored 11 times in 22 matches.
The former Barcelona man therefore insists that Benfica are not intimidated by Liverpool's star striker.
"Fernando is one of the best strikers in Europe, but the Benfica frontline isn't bad either," Saviola said in The Sun.
"We're not obsessed with him. It would be stupid to forget players like Steven Gerrard, Javier Mascherano and Dirk Kuyt, who are also dangerous."
He added: "This round against Liverpool is nearly a final because it's going to be an enormous battle. Nobody in our squad fears the Reds.
"Liverpool have a big history in Europe, but no way are we inferior to them."