Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes that his side still have a chance of finishing in the Champions League qualification places despite losing further ground on Saturday, reports the club’s official website.
Although they dominated possession for large periods and had a number of attempts on goal, the Reds were held to a frustrating goalless draw at West Bromwich Albion which leaves them seven points adrift of the top four with just five games left – a gap that will increase should Manchester United take anything from their game at Everton on Sunday.
But Lallana thinks that maximum points from their remaining games – beginning with a trip to struggling Hull City on Tuesday – would give them a strong chance of making up the sizeable deficit. “We’ll dust ourselves down, go again, go to Hull and try to get three points to hopefully put as much pressure on the teams above us as possible,’ he said.
“I still feel that if we pick up maximum points from the remaining games, we’ll be unlucky not to get into that fourth spot. It’s still possible and while it’s still possible, we’ll keep giving our all.’
Having finished second last season in order to make Europe’s premier competition, a failure to finish in the top four would complete a disappointing campaign for Liverpool which will end without a trophy, having seen their last chance of silverware evaporate with defeat to an inspired Aston Villa in their FA Cup semi-final.
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