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Steven Gerrard is targeting a ‘perfect finish’ to 2012-13 as Liverpool go in search of European qualification.
The Reds’ 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday was their third successive Barclays Premier League win and elevated them to sixth in the table, seven points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
Gerrard is hoping Brendan Rodgers‘ side can maintain its momentum over the final nine games and secure continental football for next season.
“The top five places are the target,” said the captain. “Let’s see what happens in other big games that are not in our control. Hopefully the teams above us will slip up.
“All we can control is our performances and our consistency and hopefully we will finish strong.
“At times we haven’t got what we’ve deserved against top sides but we can’t look for excuses. We are where we are and we need to take responsibility for where we are in the league.
“Liverpool don’t belong in seventh, eighth or ninth in the table. We want to push for the European pla
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Steven Gerrard's late penalty earned Liverpool a thrilling 3-2 win over Tottenham in a topsy-turvy Premier League game at Anfield.
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Steven Gerrard‘s late penalty secured a dramatic 3-2 victory for Liverpool over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds captain struck home from the spot with eight minutes remaining of an end-to-end contest to seal the three points.
Luis Suarez had put the Reds ahead after 21 minutes with a slick instant finish from Jose Enrique‘s pass in the box.
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