Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard eyes Champions League qualification

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the Reds can qualify for the Champions League if they continue to pick up points on the road

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Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard Photo: Twitter/Luis Suárez

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool will be in the Champions League next year if the Reds continue to pick up points on the road.

Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League table ahead of their clash against Hull City at the KC Stadium on Sunday.

And Gerrard feels the Reds are capable of finishing in the top four if Brendan Rodgers’ men can reproduce their form from the second half of last season.

“We have got three games in seven days now and we’ve got to try to take maximum points. They are the games, on paper, that we should be winning,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s website.

“If we want to achieve at the end of the season what we set out to do, we’ve got to be ruthless over the next seven days. Then we can look at what’s in store towards the middle and end of December.

“Every month is pivotal and every game is pivotal. But we play a lot of games in a short space of time and there are some really big tests – going away to City, Chelsea and Tottenham are going to be huge games.

“If we show the form that we showed in the second half of last season, then we’ll finish in the top four. That’s the challenge for us – can we finish this season like we did last year?
Can we show that form?

“When teams come to Anfield, we’re ruthless and win games comfortably. Then can we go away and be strong and resolute and nick big, important wins on the road?

“If we can do that, Champions League football will be back here next year. And myself and everyone connected with the club will be very happy. That’s the challenge.”

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