Lucas: Reds need Chelsea blueprint

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says the Reds victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday should be a blueprint for the rest of their season.


A late solo effort from Glen Johnson secured the points for Kenny Dalglish’s, side and Lucas thinks the Reds’ performances against the big sides of the Premier League need to be repeated.


The Anfield outfit have a terrific record against the traditional top four teams since the Scot returned to the club, but they haven’t maintained that intensity against some of the so called ‘lesser’ sides in the league.


Lucas said: "We spoke about this before Sunday's game; if we approach every single game like we approached the Chelsea game, then we would be in a better position.


"We had to get the three points here because we'd dropped those points at home.”


Lucas, who was recently voted the North-West’s Premier League Player of the Year for 2011, also spoke of how his side need to step up their home form.


"Now we need to find a good way of playing at home, we have to improve our record there and if we do that then our position will definitely get better,” he added.


"When you're playing against teams that aren't maybe considered among the top clubs, then you always need to be on the attack and score goals. We have to find the balance and the right time to do that. When we play away, the first thing we do is defend very well and on the counter-attack we are dangerous.


“We have to find out the way to play at home, if we can do that then we can have a very good season."

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