Benayoun: Liverpool must be on song

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Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun is targeting Sunday's match at home to Chelsea for a return to winning ways.

The team have drawn seven of their last 10 Barclays Premier League matches to put a dent in hopes of the club winning a first title since 1990, but - with manager Rafael Benitez finally recording his first victory at Stamford Bridge earlier this season - Benayoun believes back-to-back wins against the Blues is not unattainable.

"Every game is important. We have to take three points against Chelsea just like we should have done against Wigan," said the Israel midfielder. "Chelsea are now in second place on goal difference so we need at least to go second. If we win the game we still have a chance to win the league."

He added: "It's important to take each game as it comes and Chelsea is the next game at home, so we have to concentrate and do our best against them. "

Liverpool were guilty in the 1-1 draw against Wigan on Wednesday of not making the most of their dominance - a trait which has cost them dear in recent weeks with a proliferation of draws.

But Benayoun said the club had the players with the necessary quality to put things right at Anfield on Sunday.

"Of course we are disappointed [with the Wigan result], especially when you are leading 1-0 a few minutes from the end," he added. "We didn't speak much after the game. The manager just said 'good effort' but we will have to try not to do the mistakes we did and improve all the time.

"We have big players like Stevie Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Fernando Torres.

"I'm sure that we will turn things around and start winning games soon. We have the quality and the players."

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