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A mountain to climb

sports Updated: Apr 14, 2009 00:06 IST
A mountain to climb

If Liverpool want extra inspiration for the enormity of the task they face at Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday they need only look as far as Bolton Wanderers.

Liverpool need to score at least three goals at Stamford Bridge to have any chance of overcoming Chelsea in the second leg of their quarter-final tie after losing 3-1 at home to Guus Hiddink's men last week.

Bolton scored three goals in eight minutes at Chelsea on Saturday although, by the time they managed their first, they were already trailing 4-0 and Chelsea had taken off Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba with the game seemingly won.

Although Chelsea held on to beat Bolton 4-3 and keep the pressure on Liverpool and league leaders Manchester United in the Premier League title race, Bolton did show that Chelsea's defence was not impregnable. Ricardo Carvalho, who returned to the side after missing the last three games, is expected to fill Terry’s role following a booking in the first leg.