Liverpool’s Daniel Agger confident of Champions League finish

Liverpool vice-captain Daniel Agger is still confident the Reds can finish in the top four despite back-to-back defeats

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Daniel Agger joined Liverpool in January 2006 Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Daniel Agger has backed Liverpool’s top-four bid despite back-to-back losses to rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho’s side were 2-1 winners against the Reds at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o cancelled out Martin Skrtel’s opener.

I think we have shown we are close to the top teams

Daniel Agger

Liverpool dropped to fifth following Sunday’s defeat as Everton moved into the final Champions League spot courtesy of their 2-1 victory over Southampton.

But Agger, who was restored to the Liverpool line-up for the clash in west London, feels the Reds aren’t too far away from the Premier League’s top teams.

“It’s never a good feeling when you lose two games in a row but I think the games speak for themselves,” Agger told the ECHO.

“We definitely deserved more from the City game and with a bit more luck we could have got something out of this game too.

“I think we have shown we are close to the top teams.

“It’s been a tough Christmas. We couldn’t have picked two tougher games.

“We didn’t get anything out of the two games – that’s the downside – but we produced two good performances.

“We just need to carry on like this and cut out the mistakes.

“The injuries are disappointing but that’s part of football. We have to see how bad they are. We just hope they aren’t too serious.”

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