Liverpool FC manager Rafael Benítez refused to get carried away by his side's masterful performance which brought a 3-0 first-leg victory at PSV Eindhoven.
Rafael Benítez issued a note of caution to Liverpool FC ahead of next week's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg at Anfield, despite seeing his rampant side score three unanswered goals in the Netherlands. An injury to striker Jefferson Farfán merely rubbed salt into the wounds for PSV Eindhoven boss Ronald Koeman, who described the evening as a "painful" experience.
Ronald Koeman, PSV coach
It's a painful result. Of course the injury to Farfán is also painful, and unlucky, and we have to wait for results on a scan to see what the damage is. Before we went one goal down we played well. We were well organised, but it was a fantastic goal by Steven Gerrard. After the goal from John Arne Riise the game was over. Liverpool are a few sizes too big for us at the minute. It's not realistic to think we can turn it around in the return match. Liverpool were really strong - they are in good form, have a fit squad and a good bench. We made a few mistakes and our organisation was not good enough for the goals. But I don't blame the squad, we've reached the quarter-finals and that's not bad.
Rafael Benítez, Liverpool manager
We knew they had some problems and we had to do the job. We had to profit from their mistakes and that is just what we did. We have to be careful and we will approach the second leg as a normal match. We know we are close now but in football you have to stay focused and concentrated for every match.