Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez admits he knows little about tonight’s Lithuanian Champions League opponents Kaunas.

The holders face the Kaunas in the second qualifying round.

Benitez said: “When you play against teams you know little about – we have only one video and one report – the most important thing is your own team.

“We do not know much about them, so we have to concentrate on our game. It was the same against TNS. If we work on our own play it will work out fine.”

“You must work on your weak points and how to be better. I think our team is playing well in pre-season, we are scoring many goals and in the official games we have kept two clean sheets.”

Meanwhile, recent Liverpool acquisition, Peter Crouch, who expects to make his debut tonight, is hoping to emulate some of the club’s great strikers

“There have been some great strikers who have pulled on the Liverpool shirt, more recently Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler,” said Crouch.

“Going back there has been Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish – I’ve a lot to live up to but I’m hopeful I can do that.”

Benitez is confident Crouch will improve competition at the club.

“Crouch has been a good signing for us,” he said. “When you have only one or two players for one position, you do not have a decision. But four or five options produces more competition.

“Crouch is tall, good in the air, but he can always keep the ball well on the ground. You need a target man to keep possession of the ball, more options.

“I prefer a bigger squad and that will produce a better team than last season.

“We now have (Anthony) Le Tallec, Luis Garcia, (Milan) Baros, (Djibril) Cisse, (Fernando) Morientes and Crouch.

“That is more options and you can select who you want, they will have to work hard if they want to play and that is good for me.

“Cisse also gives us another option with his pace, with Crouch and Morientes there is something different also. If you have more competition it is good for us.”