Oh No Guus - Don't Follow Keegan!

Last updated : 03 March 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
And doesn't Fergie just LOVE it?

Rafa Benitez blew his top last month, and his Liverpool side have seen their Premiership hopes crushed ... just like Keegan back in 1996.

Guus Hiddink: "I hope we can stop him.

"I would love to stop him in this aim.

"Of course I am not naive. In the championship they have a lead and a very strong squad, so realistically it will be very difficult.

"I don't know if people are scared of him - but I'm not scared.

"I don't know him well but I know he is addicted to football, as he showed when he tried to pack it in a few years ago and realised he'd get bored if he was just looking out of his window at 10am and drinking coffee.

"Football is in his body and when you manage to do what he's done for many years, in his own style, having always managed to have a very competitive squad, there's a lot of respect. But we have our targets.

"My main objective when I started talking to Chelsea about coming here and what we needed to do was to ensure we qualified for the Champions League.

"Anything above that was extra, but what I like is a team that doesn't give up and as long as there is a possibility, you never know.

"We have the ambition to go on and arrive at the end of May playing in the important games.

"If we do that, then we can stop them. We would have classical clashes between two powerhouses, but let's make a few steps first."