Liverpool’s Joe Allen eyes Champions League football

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen says he has his heart set on Champions League football

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Joe Allen says he has his heart set on playing in the Champions League as Liverpool aim to secure a top-four finish this season.

The Reds moved into second position in the Premier League table courtesy of a 5-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Champions League is the pinnacle of club football in many ways

Joe Allen

And Allen, who joined Liverpool from Swansea in 2011, wants the Reds to build on their “incredible” result at White Hart Lane.

“It’s difficult not to look up, but we have our targets set within the club,” Allen said.

“There are a lot of clubs vying for the top four places, and it would mean so much to the supporters of this club if we can get back into Champions League football because we all know they have got a rich history with that competition.

“It’s the kind of thing you aspire to as a professional footballer – the Champions League is the pinnacle of club football in many ways. It’s a dream of mine to be able to play in it and, hopefully, come the end of the season I might be looking at the chance to do that.

“It was a fantastic result, to go away from home and get a result against a team like Tottenham on their own patch was incredible. It’s a great feeling this week and we all can’t wait to go back out there on Saturday for another game.

“That has been the big difference this season, in particular; last season, of course there were good performances and results, but we seem to be making them more consistent now. That’s a really good sign and what you need going into a tough Christmas period.

“That’s one of the reasons that confidence is so high at the moment; we have had some great wins at Anfield, scoring plenty of goals. We know if we go out there and perform the way we have recently, then hopefully that will be enough to get three points.”

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