'Brilliant' Liverpool does Dalglish proud

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says that Liverpool have surpassed all expectations this season, and are planning to finish on a high note as they take on Aston Villa on Sunday.

"We want to end the season with a victory that would give us a chance of finish as high up the table as possible," Dalglish told the official Liverpool website.

"That's always been our aim and as long as a higher position is attainable we'll continue to go for it.

“All we can do is concentrate on our own game and not worry about anyone else.

“We can't affect another team's results, so there is no point in worrying about it.”


Liverpool are currently sixth on the Barclays Premier League table, and if they draw or win at the weekend, the Merseysiders will need to rely on Tottenham to lose so they can finish fifth and qualify for the Europa League.

While it has been argued that it’s not necessarily beneficial to play in the Europa League, with conflicting schedules and limited prize money on offer, Dalglish believes that playing in the competition would cap off a perfect comeback for the Reds.

"They have played brilliantly since January, gone about their work and surpassed all expectations," the ex-Liverpool star said.

"We are dependent on other people now (to finish fifth) when we could have finished it but it has been a fantastic effort to get close.

"We can only look after ourselves."

Dalglish is quick to point out that while it will be an achievement for Liverpool to finish fifth this season, next season the bar will be set much higher.

"It's an achievement but we are Liverpool and we want to finish higher than that,” Dalglish said.

"The Champions League is the biggest target for us but we just have to finish well and start next season with a really positive mentality and attitude and then we'll have a big chance of making our fans smile again."

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