Reds' European confidence
Liverpool are confident they can still qualify for the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League.
By Stephen Pass
Last Updated: 04/10/07 4:49pm
Liverpool are confident they can still qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League.
A 1-0 loss to Marseille at Anfield on Wednesday night came after an opening game draw against Porto, leaving the Reds with an uphill task in Group A.
But Jamie Carragher, who was part of the 2005 Champions League-winning team, believes they can still come through.
He said: "We've made it tough for ourselves but hopefully, over these next four games, we will get enough points.
"We've got to be confident. We've got a big, strong squad and the players have proved over the last few years that we are very good in this competition, so we will still have the confidence.
"We know it will be difficult but it's up to us now to show the character and the quality to go through."
Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina is also well aware of the task the team - who travel to Besiktas for their next fixture in three weeks - now face to make progress.
The Spaniard said: "We have still time but obviously we need a win sooner rather than later. Besiktas will be a big game for us.
"On our day we did not deserve it and what we need now is to win.
"I think we have had one bad day here. In Porto the team was not too good
either but in the end a draw there was a good result after playing half an hour
with 10 men."
Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko - who committed the error that led to Mathieu Valbuena's stunning 77th-minute winner on Wednesday - is also confident the Reds can bounce back.
He said: "I had some difficult moments but now we have to work, get our heads right. It is not a crisis, it is one of those matches that happen. You get games like that."
Liverpool are back in action when Tottenham visit in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.
"We have to work at training," Sissoko added. "We are not worried. We have to lift our heads up, start again and look forward."