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Steven Gerrard says Liverpool is up for top-four fight


Liverpool have been hanging around the top of the English Premier League table all season. They’re fourth place position is lower than where they’ve spent most of the season, but captain Steven Gerrard says they’re up to fight for a Champions League berth.

“If we’d gone 2-0 up there a few years back we’d have probably lost the game 3-2 after letting Stoke back into it,” Gerrard said of their thrilling 5-3 over Stoke City, via Sky Sports. “The manager asked us at half-time if we had the character and bottle to go and win the game and we went and proved we can.

“I was wondering whether our character was going to come through and whether we could turn it back around again. We showed that and we went on to win the game emphatically. It goes to show how much we’ve improved and we have a bit more steel in the team.

“Results went against us on Saturday and that added to the pressure going to Stoke. I think everyone was looking for us to slip up, looking at Stoke’s home form and people questioning our strength away from home, but I think we have proved to everyone we are right up for this fight for the top four.

“We feel as if away from home we can click and get that consistency and if we can add that to our home form we are confident we can get what we want, which is top four.”

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