Liverpool's Gerrard blasts back at Ferdinand

The Sun says Gerrard was fuming after Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claimed recent Champions League winners like Liverpool and Porto were not even among the best teams in the competition.

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The England midfielder blasted: "Our record in the Champions League speaks for itself, we don't have to defend ourselves or say how good we are. I honestly believe our record says we are a great team in Europe.

"We are a force in Europe, we do not fear anyone. We have been there and we know what it is all about.

"I don't want to say who we want to play but what I will say is we can let the rest worry about us, because we have the pedigree in this competition.

"People have said teams that are not great have won the Champions League but we can let our record answer that.

"We've been to the final twice in three years and won some big games in important stadiums - and produced the performances of a great European side."

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