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Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 November 2005, 22:54 GMT
Mourinho cool on Liverpool clash
Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho insists he will not be concerned if Chelsea finish second behind Liverpool in their Champions League group.

Chelsea and Liverpool have qualified for the knockout stage, and meet at Stamford Bridge in the final game.

Mourinho said after the 2-0 win against Anderlecht: "We want to win and finish top, but it won't make a big difference because all top teams are there.

"You may get Real Madrid or Lyon, or Juventus or Bayern Munich - we'll see."

Liverpool stand at the top of Group G with 11 points with Chelsea one point behind.

In the knockout stages, group winners play runners-up.

Mourinho said: "We want to beat Liverpool and they want to beat us. Everyone wants to win and we cannot play for nothing at Chelsea.

"We want to finish first, but as far the consequence of finishing first or second goes, I don't see a big difference.

"There are a lot of good teams going into the second stage. What's the difference to play Juventus or play Bayern Munich?

"Last season we finished first and we played against Barcelona in the next stage."

Mourinho was satisfied with his side's victory, the first on their travels in the Champions League for 12 months.

He said: "We started very well and the first half was strong, not just because of the goals but the quality of our play.

"The second half was not so good, but we controlled the game and the team was comfortable - it was just a question of controlling the game.

"I would prefer to have played in the second half as we did in the first, but it was our second clean sheet and very, very comfortable."

Chelsea captain John Terry said: "It was not as comfortable as we would have liked, but we started well which we haven't done in previous games. We have gone 2-0 up and kept the ball brilliantly after that.

"They had a couple of half-chances playing the counter-attack but we've got a clean sheet and we are pleased with that.

"It's pleasing to come here and get a win, it's a tough place to come but we've done it."

And Terry insists the hard work is not over as the Blues look to pip domestic rivals Liverpool to top spot to secure a supposedly easier draw in the next round.

"It's very important for the knock-out stages, it's important to come top psychologically and to win the group would be a great achievement."


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