Marseille boss Gerets hailed Gerrard's impact at the Stade Velodrome. "We had just scored and we should have been focused on protecting that advantage. But players of Gerrard's quality are capable of scoring goals like that and he changed the course of the match. He is a world-class player and he proved that. Only players of that quality can score goals like that," said the Belgian.
"Gerrard's first goal was fantastic. But the whole team worked really hard for the victory," Benitez said.