Liverpool's Champions League dream is now in ruins: Benitez

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London, Apr 12 (ANI): Boss Rafa Benitez reckons that Liverpool's Champions League dream is now in ruins after Sunday's draw against Fulham.

"It will be very difficult to finish fourth now. It is not in our hands and will depend on other teams' results.

"The difference is maybe a bit too much. It will be very, very difficult so we have to be realistic. As a manager, you have to believe and support your team," he said.

A superb showing from Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer and his defence kept Liverpool at bay. They are now stranded six points off fourth place with just four matches to go, The Sun reports.

"I'm disappointed because we had plenty of possession and some good chances. We could have won 1-0 or 2-0 but just could not score," Benitez said.

It was a bad day all round for the Reds as star striker Fernando Torres also missed the must-win clash with knee trouble and will visit a specialist today.

Benitez will now just be hoping that Torres can get back to fitness as soon as possible, to try to help Liverpool cling on to their glimmer of hope.

"He has a problem with his knee and has gone to see a specialist and we are waiting for the news. We don't know how bad it is yet, it depends on what the specialist says tomorrow," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, April 12, 2010, 15:16 [IST]
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