LITESPORT LIVERPOOL manager Rafa Benitez has vowed to take his new attacking mentality into tonights Champions League game against Fiorentina. The Merseysiders are top goalscorers in the Premier League this season with 22 from their opening seven games. And even though that has seen them unusually open at the back, Benitez is determined to maintain the game-plan in Italy and secure a second successive European victory. We are scoring more goals and not really worried that we have conceded a few more, he explained. Our aim is to score goals and win matches, keeping clean sheets is a bonus. This has been a very good goalscoring start to the season, Im told the best for over 100 years at this club. But even if you score goals and also concede, then someone will see the negative of that. Fernando Torres will once again be the danger man for Liverpool following his brilliant hat-trick in the 6-1 demolition of Hull at the weekend. And even though Benitez admits it will be harder for the Spaniard to make such an impact against Fiorentina, he has warned the Serie A outfit that his star striker 38 Tuesday, 29 September 2009 London Lite ROBIN CAN BE Attack is best form of defence for Danger man: Torres in training yesterday Inbrief Kanoute knows Ibrox will rock lFREDI KANOUTE cannot wait to sample the special Ibrox atmosphere in tonights Champions League clash with Rangers. Kanoute experienced the unique flavour of a European final at Hampden Park, having scored there to help Sevilla win the UEFA Cup two years ago. He said: I think any fan anywhere in the world knows what its like, that its a special atmosphere here. lLive Sky Sports 3,from 7.30pm (KO:7.45pm) McAllisters set for Pompey role lGARY MCALLISTER is set to be named as Paul Harts assistant at Portsmouth, according to reports. The former Leeds and Coventry boss has not worked since December last year and rejected the chance to become Scotland manager George Burleys right- hand man last week. McAllister, 44, ended his spell with Leeds in December 2008 having failed to win promotion back to the Championship. Watford suffer new injury Hel lWATFORD will be without striker Heidar Helguson for up to two weeks because of his calf injury. He has been ruled out of tonights match with Coventry and will be allowed time to recover to face Middlesbrough on Saturday 17 October. Hornets boss Malky Mackay said: Weve spoken to Heidar and the specialist and he has torn his calf muscle, so hes going to be out for a couple of weeks. Gerd gets sniffy with forwards lLEGENDARY Germany forward Gerd Muller has written off the nations current crop of strikers. The 63-year-old, who scored 365 goals in the Bundesliga and 68 goals in just 62 caps for Germany, has criticised Miroslav Klose, Mario Gomez and Lukas Podolski ahead of next weeks crucial World Cup qualifier with Russia. In my day, they would not have been allowed to even sniff the ball, he said. Shaun in dread of Iron memory lCRYSTAL PALACE skipper Shaun Derry says the 4-0 thumping by Championship newboys Scunthorpe will haunt the Eagles all season. Despite back-to-back wins over Derby and West Brom, midfielder Derry insists it will be hard to forget the Iron defeat. I think that has got to stay with us all season, he said. You try not to look at the negatives, but everything went wrong. group e P W D L F A PtS LiverPOOL 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 LyOn 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 Debrecen 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 FiOrentinA 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Fiorentina VLiVerPooL cHAMPiOnSLeAGUeGrOUPe,7.45PM(SS2) goalscorer but he also has such a short technique that he can bring other play- ers in. Arsenal were given a rude awakening in their Champions League opener by Standard Liege a fortnight ago. Van Persie was absent on that occa- sion -- when the Gunners found them- selves 2-0 down inside the first five minutes, before battling back to pinch an unlikely victory. And Van Persie has warned his team- mates they cant afford to be slow out of the blocks against Olmypiacos this evening. He said: It is a good draw for us name group H P W D L F A PtS ArsenAl 1 1 0 0 3 2 3 OLyMPiAKOS 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 StAn LieGe 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 AZ ALKMAAr 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Reliant Robin: Van Persies instant control takes him away from the attentions of Fulhams Aaron Hughes before sliding the ball past Wenger is sure Van Persie will prosper in central role by james goldman ROBIN VAN PERSIE has often been accused of being a bit of a wide boy, but Arsene Wenger believes his Dutch destroyer is about to take centre stage. For a player who has spent a hefty chunk of his Arsenal career sidelined by injury, Van Persie has rarely been out of the headlines -- and often for the wrong reasons. The 26-year-old now finds himself one of the most experienced members of Arsene Wengers radically reshaped squad and has been handed the task of leading Arsenals line, much to the surprise of many of the clubs fans. In the 4-3-3 system employed by Hol- land coach Bert van Marwijk, the former Feyenoord star operates on the right wing, where he can cut in and utilise his potent left foot. But Wenger has chosen to go another route, using Van Persie as the spearhead of his new-look attack, and he believes his expertly taken strikes at Man- chester City and Fulham prove hes learning to be more clinical and efficient in front of goal. Taking chances has been a problem sometimes, but not always, said Wenger. When you look at the goal at Fulham, it is a fantastic goal. The ball in was brilliant, the first touch is bril- liant and the second touch is in the back of the net. When you win the ball back, the first pass from Alex Song to Cesc Fabregas is very good, so it was perfect. You have to accept that the most important thing is to create chances. After that, there are some days where you do not always take them all. Robin is not only a great H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html