Meireles dreaming of European glory

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Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles is dreaming of Europa League success, and admits he has already thought about a final fling with his former club Porto.

The 27-year-old left his hometown club last summer in an £11.5m deal – and although the initial transition into English football was a difficult one, since the return of Kenny Dalglish, Meireles has been a revelation for Liverpool.

"I am very much committed to Liverpool and I am very, very happy," he said.

"I am living a dream by playing for Liverpool because they are one of the best clubs in the world. I work hard every day so I can do my best in each match and please the manager."


Ahead of tonight’s last-16 first leg fixture against Braga, Meireles and Co flew out to his native Portugal, with the marauding midfielder’s mind fully focused on the task at hand.

"We don't think too far ahead - we think match by match. We want to win every match and if we can do this we obviously will always have more chance of getting some silverware this season."

However, Meireles did allow his mind to drift briefly towards the possibility of meeting his former employers in what would be deemed, on a personal note anyway, as a ‘perfect’ final.

"It is a dream for every player to play a European final, but obviously if the final was against Porto it would be a magnificent thing for me. I would be very happy with that."

But with little time for sentiments in football, the immediate priority comes back to tonight’s encounter.

And with Liverpool missing the influence of club captain Steven Gerrard, the Reds will be looking to Meireles for inspiration to help them achieve their goal in their search for European glory.

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