Adam Lallana still hopeful of securing Champions League spot

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Adam Lallana believes Liverpool still have an outside chance of finishing in the top-four of the Premier League this season.

The Reds drew 0-0 away against West Bromwich Albion last Saturday leaving them seven points adrift of a Champions League spot.

The Merseyside club have been aided by their local rivals Everton, who beat Manchester United 3-0 on Sunday and a win against Hull City this coming Tuesday would leave them trailing the Red Devils by four points.

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The task of Liverpool sealing a fourth-place finish would be against the odds, however, Lallana insists his side have not given up hope and will fight to the end.

“We’re representing Liverpool Football Club and we go into every game wanting to win," the former Southampton play-maker told the Liverpool Echo.

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“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. 

“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.

“We’ve just got to focus on ourselves. It’ll be a difficult place to go - they’re still fighting for their lives down at the bottom.

“It will be a tough game, but we’ve got to go there and play our game and hopefully we’ll get three points. You want to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.”

Tough Task

Brendan Rodgers' men have a significant mission if they are to qualify for the Champions League next season.

In recent weeks, Liverpool's form has dipped noticeably with defeats against Arsenal, Manchester United and Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final.

Their performance against West Brom was rather poor. There was a lack of urgency or creativity throughout theme and chances at the Baggies goal came few and far between.

Philippe Coutinho has been top-class all season, however, it seems that he is suffering after playing a lot of football since the turn of the New Year and nobody took over from his usual responsibilities. 

Momentum has crashed in the Anfield camp and it seems that most of the squad are praying for the end campaign to come.

The Reds went 13 games unbeaten in the Premier League and a Champions League spot looked likely, but, football is a sport that can quickly drag you back down to earth.


In recent weeks, contract negotiations have dominated the headlines at Liverpool. So much talk has surrounded Raheem Sterlng's future and his performances have been poor after he put contract talks on hold.

The Reds have an awful lot of players who's deals are close to expiring and it seems that concentration on tying new deals with players instead of working hard in the training ground.

Jordan Henderson inked a new deal with the club earlier this week, however, his performances have been significantly underwhelming of late and his contract may be a factor to his form.

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