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Scolari: Liverpool boast Chelsea spirit

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari admits he's impressed by Liverpool's unity. "These two clubs have the same spirit," said Scolari. "They fight until the last minute to win.

"They've won more games in the last minute than us. They have a very good team and it'll be a fantastic game on Sunday. We'll try to win, for sure.

"They are dangerous because they have a good team with good players. They are very organised. They haven't lost a game this season when, sometimes, they were losing in the last five or 10 minutes, they still managed to change those results.

"That's the best thing about Liverpool for me. They changed the results because they played as a team. That's what I want from my team. The respect is mutual. They don't have one magical player. They have a good team.

"I've never played against Rafa Benitez before, but I've watched many games in England when I was with Portugal. I think this is Benitez's best team - competitive, quality, players in good positions and with the idea not to lose going into the last few minutes.

"Steven Gerrard is as important for them as Lampard is for us. Both are very important."

But despite his respect for Liverpool, Scolari remains upbeat about an unbeaten start to the season both in England and Europe and he has set his targets even higher.

When asked if he felt Chelsea could remain unbeaten in the league this season, he replied confidently: "I think it's possible."

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