Steven Gerrard called on his teammates to maintain recent momentum and end 2012 right in the mix for a UEFA Champions League berth.
Liverpool recorded a dramatic 3-2 victory over West Ham United at Upton Park on Sunday to move into the top half of the Barclays Premier League standings — just four points behind fourth-place Everton.
It was the first time this season the Reds have recorded back-to-back league wins and means they have lost just one of their last 11 league fixtures.
With Anfield fixtures against Aston Villa and Fulham next up for Liverpool, Gerrard is eager to continue that sort of form and ensure Brendan Rodgers‘ side end the year firmly among the runners for a top-four finish.
“I’m really pleased with the lads. It was a fantastic performance,” the captain told the Liverpool Echo. “I think before the game people were doubting us and thinking we would be a bit toothless in the final third without our top striker [Luis Suarez].
“But we’ve gone away from home, scored thre...