Reds prepare for Euro date with destiny

<strong>LIVERPOOL</strong> vs <strong>DEBRECEN</strong><br /><br />LIVERPOOL boss Rafael Benitez has told his players to put events in Florence out of their minds as they prepare for a make-or-break night in Hungary.<br /><br />The Reds travel to Group E whipping boys Debrecen with just one win from their last 10 matches and their Champions League hopes hanging by thread.<br /><br />Victory tonight against a side that have lost all four of their group games should be formality, even on current form and without injured striker Fernando Torres.<br /><br />But that will not be enough to prevent an embarrassing early exit if Fiorentina beat table-topping Lyon in Italy. A Liverpool win, however, is absolutely essential for them to progress, and Benitez is anxious his team are not distracted from the only element of a nail-biting equation that they can determine.<br /><br />&ldquo;A lot depends on Fiorentina and Lyon, but the main thing for us is to concentrate on our game and see what happens,&rdquo; said the Spaniard.<br /><br />&ldquo;We have to prepare our game because we don&rsquo;t have any influence over the other one. If we can do our job and win, we&rsquo;ll see. It will be difficult. Like I have said before, it could be a miracle.&rdquo;<br /><br />Provided Liverpool win, a draw in Italy would leave them needing a three-goal victory over Fiorentina in their final fixture. Three points for Lyon would mean any Reds win over the Viola would see them reach the last 16.<br /><br />Benitez has steered Liverpool to some memorable European results in the past, and defensive stalwart Jamie Carragher says those memories give them belief even with the odds stacked against them.<br /><br />&ldquo;We always believe at this club that we can do special things,&rdquo; said Carragher. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve done it with this team and this manager over the last four or five years but doing things like this has been part of the club for a long time now.&rdquo;<br /><br />Liverpool&rsquo;s attacking options have been dented further by an injury to Ryan Babel, although defenders Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger are fit.