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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 May 2007, 09:18 GMT 10:18 UK
Euro rivals fear Reds - Gerrard
Steven Gerrard
Gerrard lifted the Champions League trophy in Istanbul in 2005
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says their European form will cause nightmares for Champions League final opponents AC Milan.

The Reds came from behind to knock out Chelsea in the semi-finals and face a repeat of the 2005 final against Milan.

Gerrard insisted: "We're everybody's nightmare as we never know when we're beaten. It's a great attitude to have.

"It doesn't matter whatever team we face. We haven't done well domestically but we are some side in Europe."

As well as Chelsea, Liverpool also despatched Barcelona along the way to booking another showdown against AC Milan in Athens on 23 May.

They came from 3-0 down to beat Milan on penalties in the final two years ago.

And Gerrard added: "Lifting the cup crossed my mind as soon as we scored the last penalty against Chelsea. It would be magic to lift that trophy again."

606: DEBATE

Liverpool won their penalty shoot-out against Chelsea 4-1 after Jose Reina saved two of Chelsea's, with Dirk Kuyt converting the winner.

Gerrard, who scored in the shoot-out, said: "There is nothing worse for a player especially when the manager points to you and tells you are on a penalty.

"You need big players to stand up and take responsibility and our penalty-takers did."

Striker Peter Crouch added: "We are a side that get results in Europe.

"We are getting closer to Chelsea. In the league they are ahead of us and that's where we need to get to.

"But in the Champions League we are the form team. We have some league games left but we are looking forward to the final."



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