Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Thursday, 23 November 2006, 08:32 GMT
Injuries overshadow Liverpool win
Jermaine Pennant is carried off
Jermaine Pennant was the second player to carried off
Liverpool's 2-0 Champions League win over PSV Eindhoven was overshadowed by worrying injuries to Mark Gonzalez, Xabi Alonso and Jermaine Pennant.

Gonzalez and Pennant both damaged hamstrings, while Alonso also came off and was seen leaving on crutches.

"We are very pleased with the win, it was good for the players, fans and the whole club," said manager Rafa Benitez.

"But to lose three players with injuries is a high price. It made it a very hard match to manage."

The quality of Gerrard was outstanding

PSV coach Ronald Koeman

But Benitez was more positive about the performance of Steven Gerrard, who scored the first goal and dominated in midfield.

"Steven had a fine game," said Benitez. "He scored another goal and it was good to see him playing with such confidence, the whole team were happy to see that."

PSV boss Ronald Koeman was also impressed by Gerrard.

606: DEBATE
Beni

"The quality of Gerrard was outstanding, it was an excellent midfield performance and was something we could not match."

Koeman added: "We did not do too badly, we did not give away possession but our build-up play from the back let us down. "We have dangerous players up front but if we do not get the ball to them properly, we will not score goals.

"A lot of our play was really sloppy, if you do that you do not create much up front."

SEE ALSO
Champions League qualification
21 Nov 06 |  Europe
Liverpool 2-0 PSV Eindhoven
22 Nov 06 |  Europe
Champions League photos
22 Nov 06 |  Football


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us