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Benitez: Liverpool job not on the line tonight

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has rubbished claims his job is on the line tonight. The Reds need victory over Debrecen to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Liverpool expect to have Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger fit after calf and head injuries, with skipper Steven Gerrard leading from the front in only his second start in more than a month.

Gerrard is no stranger to miracles himself, having masterminded Liverpool recovery acts in Istanbul, Marseille and at home against Olympiacos.

Benitez said: "If anyone can do it, Gerrard can. But the whole team believe it is possible."

The Spaniard was in a confident mood for his pre-match press conference where once again he was asked that if Liverpool fail to qualify, will that be the end of his Liverpool career. He laughed and responded: "No, I don't think so."

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