Liverpool only managed to get two points from their last two games against Arsenal and Manchester City but there were plenty of positives according to Reds skipper Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard struggled initially to adjust to the ideas and philosophies of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers but the 32-year-old who has been named England’s player of the year on Sunday night, has been terrific in recent months, racking up six goals and 10 assists for the Merseyside club.
Liverpool are sitting on 7th in the league with 36 points, nine behind fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur. Though the task is daunting, Gerrard feels his side can move high up the table taking the confidence from their performances in the last couple of games.
Gerrard said as quoted in the press:
“No disrespect to the sides we’ve got coming up but if we keep playing like that then we can certainly put in a challenge for fourth place.
“If we perform like that we will pick up a lot of points between now and the end of the season.”
Can Liverpool finish in top four? They have usually done well against teams below top 10 and have a relatively easy fixtures for the next couple of months. Or is Gerrard overtly optimistic here trying to spur belief in the team?