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Well, it seems Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Pepe Reina have come out and declared that they hope Liverpool's next round opponent will be either Porto or Villarreal. Perhaps it is true, looking at it from a broad standpoint, that compared to the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich (in current form), or Manchester United, Villarreal are not as intimidating. It is a bit insulting nonetheless to be called out in such a manner, no matter who Villarreal is compared to. It makes me kind of hope that we get to face Liverpool next and we take down their high-flying egos.

Also, Pires has indicated he will likely take the lower-paying contract to stay with Villarreal next year. He said that the happiness of his family is more important than a huge contract, and they are all quite content in Vila-Real. Good news!