Olympique Lyonnais head coach Claude Puel has maintained that Liverpool need not worry about the motives of his charges when they play Fiorentina on Matchday 5 of the Champions League.
The Reds shared the spoils with the Ligue 1 side at the Stade Gerland on Wednesday, and the point saw Lyon qualify into the knockout stage of the competition.
Elsewhere, at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, the Viola ran away 5-2 victors against Debrecen, who have been bundled out of the competition after losing all four of their games so far.
The above two results indicate that if the Italian club were to win either one of their next two matches, they would go through to the next stage, leaving the Reds to plummet into the Europa League.
"We will play fair, we want to win the group and avoid getting a tougher draw in the next stage," said Puel, according to FIFA.com.
"Liverpool have no need to fear what may happen. We will play to win the game [against Fiorentina] and that will leave the situation in Liverpool's hands to win their last two games and go through themselves."
Adithya Ananth, Goal.com UK