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Mike Marsh Reflects On Auxerre Game 1991

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First Team Coach Mike Marsh has spoken to the Liverpool Echo about the 1991 Auxerre game. Liverpool trailed 2-0 from the first leg of the UEFA Cup second round. And Marsh who scored his first goal for Liverpool in that game to make the tie level, remembers a noisy half empty stadium and a Mark Walters late winner.

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VIA Liverpool Echo:

“If you ask anyone who attended that game they will tell you that the atmosphere was fantastic

”There was only just over 23,000 in the ground because the 22,000 who stayed away must’ve seen the first leg on the telly and thought ‘there’s no chance of clawing that back’ because we’d played particularly poorly and Auxerre had played particularly well. So, I don’t think anything was expected of us on the night.

“It was our first year back in European competition and many fans probably thought there was no comeback from the first leg.”

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“We were lucky to come away with a 2-0 defeat because we did not play at all well…Auxerre on the day were excellent but lucky for us, they did not travel well for the return leg and we started that game well.”

“We got an early goal, equalised within half an hour and then got a late goal through Mark Walters…we played well, scored the goals at the right times and went through.

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“They were under a lot of pressure on the night once we got the first goal and they just crumbled.”

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