Liverpool must continue resilient form – Pascoe

Following their huge win over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe has urged his players to continue their resilient form, Sky Sports has reported.

The Reds overcame Spurs 3-2 at Anfield thanks to Mario Balotelli’s first league goal for the club in the 83rd minute after the visitors battled back twice to level proceedings.

The win takes Liverpool within one point of their midweek opponents and just three points off of joint third placed Southampton and Arsenal before the Saints’ league game with West Ham on Wednesday.

The club is also currently on a nine game unbeaten run – something that no team has matched this season in the Premier League – and Pascoe firmly believes it is the kind of resilience needed in the push for Champions League football, having recovered from their poor start to the season.

He said: “We knew tonight would be a tough game but it was very important that we got the three points to keep closing the gap.

“As we talked about in the team meeting, we needed to win tonight, to get closer and edge closer.

“Our next game in the league is at Southampton and we’ll be looking to do exactly the same thing again – get three points and keep closing the gap.

“We’ve always been trying to get into the top four – that was the main thing. We’re still in the FA Cup and Europa League. The goals at Liverpool are always to try to achieve and get as much as you can.”

Liverpool’s next five games could represent a huge turning point in their season starting with their fifth round FA Cup clash at Crystal Palace this weekend – especially with the Eagles becoming somewhat of a bogey team for them in recent years.

The Reds then face their two legged Europa League clash with Besiktas either side of huge games against Southampton and Manchester City in the league.

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