Rafael Benítez was delighted as substitute Djibril Cissé helped Liverpool FC earn a 3-1 UEFA Super Cup win against PFC CSKA Moskva.
Rafael Benítez, Liverpool manager
It was a difficult game. We were controlling the game, passing the ball around and then we made a mistake and had to work really hard to get back. They played well, but I think we controlled the game. To score three goals is not easy. I can say that we are very happy now with this trophy. Now is the time to enjoy our victory. We have five more days to talk about [transfer speculation linking the club with Michael Owen]; I like good players, we have a lot of them here.
Valeriy Gazzaev, CSKA Moskva coach
The game was satisfactory - we had followed the plan we set out, but still we made two mistakes. On the whole I think our team played very well but of course it is a shame we didn't win. We had a lot of good opportunites but we couldn't do it. Liverpool played as we expected - they played quite aggressively. We didn't feel uncomfortable but we made a couple of mistakes. Ivica Olic would have been very useful - Vágner Love was not 100 per cent fit but he still could have scored during normal time which is a shame. We are working on new transfers but unfortunately I cannot say anything concrete just yet. We are planning something, but we shouldn't just buy anyone, we need to buy high quality players.
Djibril Cissé, Liverpool scorer
It is clear scoring two goals in the Super Cup is important for me, because there has been a lot of speculation about me of late and about my position within the club.
Jamie Carragher, Liverpool captain