Mutu: Liverpool no longer prize scalp

Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu says Liverpool are no longer a prize scalp in European football, insisting it will be no major upset should the Serie A side win Tuesday's Champions League clash.

The sides meet for the first time competitively at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, with la Viola in need of three points following a 1-0 loss to Lyon in the opening round of group stage matches.

And the Romanian international, who made 27 league appearances for Chelsea in 2003/04 before being sacked for testing positive for cocaine, believes the Serie A side are capable of beating anyone on home soil, and that defeating the five-time European Cup winners would be nothing to get overly excited about.

"Once upon a time, beating Liverpool would be a famous win and you could make a fuss, but no more," he said in The Sun.

"Since I have been in Florence, the team, the club and the whole environment have grown to the point where we can now beat anyone in our stadium."