Rafa keen to seal 4th this weekend

Rafa Benitez has stressed the importance of an away win at Fulham (the same weekend that Everton play Chelsea) hoping that Liverpool’s 4th place position can be secured.

Mathematically, a reds victory and a blues defeat would leave the gap at 8 points with a further 9 points up for grabs. However it would then be fairly unlikely for Liverpool, who have lost only 4 times this season, to lose their final three games.

“We need now to make sure of fourth spot before we play Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals,” said Benitez. “It needs to be out of the way so that everyone can concentrate on those two matches.

“We have no control over what Everton do in their game at the end of the week (at home to Chelsea) but we would hope that a win at Fulham would give us fourth spot.”

“We have not quite secured fourth place yet. We need to keep going and win our next match at Fulham.

“I am not really worried about chasing third place now, let’s just prepare the players for our next game.

“We must only think of finishing in the top four. That, and progress in the Champions League, is our priority.”

Rafa went on to praise the goalscoring prowess of Gerrard and Torres.

“I am pleased that Steven and Fernando have now scored 50 goals between them this season,” Benitez added.

“We have now scored more goals in a league season than at any time since I have been manager, so that shows our improvement.”

4 comments on
Rafa keen to seal 4th this weekend

  1. rafa buy someone who can keep up with torres because his abit to fast for the liverpool players somtimes otherwise your doing really well

  2. I think Rafa was just thinking of one match at a time at this crucial moment. It will relief the players of added pressure to secure 3rd place, so he talks about 4th place for now. Once we secure the 4th place, who knows what will happen in the final 3 matches of the season? Keep in faith….. At least we know we have a very good chance of getting into the European Champions League Final =)

  3. clinch Premier league and Europe champion title next season too, most important, Red kept Rafa Bemitez for another few seasons and Red will definitely crush fulham this weekend.

  4. Every season we’re seem to be aiming for fourth spot & it’s getting boring. Aim a little higher guys, please. It’s not that impossible to catch Arsenal, so go out there & give it a go. You’ll never walk alone!!!

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