Arbeloa aims for top of charts
Alvaro Arbeloa believes Liverpool will be more famous than The Beatles if they win the double.
Last Updated: 25/03/09 9:01am
Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa believes the current side will be more famous than The Beatles if they win the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
The Reds have rekindled their hopes of winning the Premier League in the last couple of weeks by closing the gap on leaders Manchester United to just a single point, although the champions still have a game in hand.
Liverpool are also through the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where another meeting with Chelsea awaits them.
Arbeloa insists confidence is high in the Anfield camp that they can go all the way in both competitions and singled out the 4-1 win over Manchester United as the turning point in their campaign.
"This team is on the way to becoming more famous than The Beatles," Arbeloa is quoted as saying in The Sun.
"There are many weeks of emotion awaiting us in the Champions League and Premier League and this season could end up being historic for us.
"We are developing a sensational game and now all the pressure is on United. I believe they could fail and we are ready for that moment."
Arbeloa added: "Our objective is to win all our league games between now and the end of the season. It is a difficult task but not impossible now our morale's improved so much.
"That triumph at Old Trafford really increased our desire to be the champions."
The Spanish international conceded he would have preferred to have avoided Chelsea in the Champions League draw, but he has no fears over locking horns with Guus Hiddink's side.
"We didn't desire Chelsea and would have preferred not to have drawn an English rival," noted Arbeloa. "My dream was to play Bayern Munich or Barcelona. But I still insist we are the favourites.
"Since the arrival of Guus Hiddink, the Blues have improved. But Champions League games are different and we manage these kind of situations better.
Arbeloa also admits Rafa Benitez's new deal has given everyone in the squad an extra spring in their step.
"From our point of view, Rafa's new deal was very important," said Arbeloa.
"He may appear to be too serious for many people but that's not what the players think. He is a coach whose only desire is to obtain the maximum from everybody and, under him, I feel like I am the best player in Spain.
"We are happy he is staying because the news means continuity and generates calm and confidence as we go about our work."