Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cisse Cameo Can Prove Vital, Says Riise

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cisse Cameo Can Prove Vital, Says Riise

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Byline: MATT HUGHES

JOHN ARNE RIISE believes that the return of Djibril Cisse could make the difference for Liverpool tonight, writes Matt Hughes.

The French striker is close to full fitness after recovering from a broken leg but is expected to start on the bench.

Cisse made an impact when he came on as a substitute in last week's first leg and Riise is predicting a crucial cameo tonight.

He said: "Cisse is not fully fit to play a whole game but he can come on in the last half hour and put some pace up front like he did in the first leg.

He can make the difference as we need to score."

Riise is also hoping that the home supporters will have a part to play.

The Anfield roar contributed to Liverpool's stirring 2-1 first leg win over Juventus in the quarterfinals and Riise believes that Chelsea could be similarly intimidated. …

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