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Liverpool will be bidding to reach the Champions League last eight for the fourth time in five years next week with Brazilian full-back Fabio Aurelio insisting that not even Real Madrid scare them.

Yossi Benayoun headed a late winner to send Liverpool into Tuesday's second leg with the Spanish giants at Anfield confident they can reach the last eight again.

And Aurelio, who faced Real several times in La Liga in his spell with Valencia, said: "We are not frightened of anyone. Certainly, from my point of view, I am used to playing against Real every season from my time in Spain, as are many of our players."

He added: "But aside from that, we are Liverpool, and we do not have to be afraid of anyone.

"If you look at the last few Champions League campaigns, Liverpool have been in the last four consistently.

"And we have reached two finals in recent seasons. Where were Madrid?

"They are a great club with great history in Europe, but Liverpool are also famous in the competition."

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Yossi Benayoun
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