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Seventh is unacceptable for Liverpool, insists Gerrard

Captain Steven Gerrard admits seventh place in the Barclays Premier League is unacceptable for Liverpool and insists they have to improve.

Last night's 1-0 victory over Fulham, courtesy of John Pantsil's own goal, lifted the Reds to their highest position in the table this season.

Three months ago they were in the relegation zone after a disastrous start under Roy Hodgson but the return of Kenny Dalglish nearly three weeks ago has sparked a change at Anfield.

Liverpool are now within six points of fifth-placed Tottenham but Gerrard has warned the squad not to rest on the laurels.

"We want more than seventh, seventh's not acceptable at this club," he said.

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Maradona2821d ago

agree, seventh plays is just a start on the climbing. 5th place just be a goal.

ultramoot2821d ago

I'd be satisfied with 6th. Anything above that is a bonus.

rafay2821d ago

They should finish 6th. Higher than that will mean beating wither Chelsea, Man City or Tottenham to it. Can't see that happening.

no_more_heroes2821d ago

I still don't understand how it got so bad. Yeah, certain players turning out to not be that good, but jeez! Maybe it's 'cuz Liverpool are one of those clubs that need a man-manager more than a tactician, something Benitez was not. Hogdson is a very good manager, but his tactics weren't suited to how a Liverpool team should play.

rafay2821d ago

They lost their entire mid-field. Alonso and Mascherano. It had to happen.

Mozilla892821d ago

If Liverpool do improve significantly then it will get interesting at the top of the table. You'll have Man U, Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Liverpool competing for the top 4 spots next season?

rafay2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

Best League in the world then?

ultramoot2821d ago

Absolutely. It's the toughest league in the world already. It's going to be the most exciting as well.

rafay2819d ago

Now they can definitely do better than seventh. With Suarez that is.