Plessis determined to establish himself at Liverpool

Damien Plessis is looking to establish himself in Liverpool's midfield this season. He told L'Equipe: “I want to play, to play again, and to play as much as possible (laughs)! “My plan is to perform well with my club in order to be called up again (with France Under-21). It’s up to me to do what it takes with Liverpool to carry on this way. “The good thing with Rafael Benitez is that he doesn’t care whether a player is young or not. Everybody has equal chances.”

Damien Plessis is looking to establish himself in Liverpool's midfield this season.

He told L'Equipe: “I want to play, to play again, and to play as much as possible (laughs)!

“My plan is to perform well with my club in order to be called up again (with France Under-21). It’s up to me to do what it takes with Liverpool to carry on this way.

“The good thing with Rafael Benitez is that he doesn’t care whether a player is young or not. Everybody has equal chances.”

The Frenchman was then asked if he was looking forward to facing Marseille in the Champions League, and he said: “Of course! First of all I hope I’ll be part of the squad.

“Then, for sure I was hoping we would draw Lyon or Marseille [or Bordeaux] so I could come back and play in France. At the end of the day it’s an immense pleasure, even if we know it’s going to be very difficult.

“L’OM proved last year at Anfield they are a very dangerous team. They strengthened well this summer and are top of Ligue 1. We are aware of it.

“The game at Stade Velodrome is a must-win one because then there is Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven, who are redoubtable adversaries. It’s going to be a nice encounter.”

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