Lucas: We’re desperate to go one better

Lucas Leiva says Liverpool are desperate to ensure the Premier League title is at Anfield this time next year, after narrowly missing out on league glory this season.

Manchester United pipped the Reds to win the title, despite a late resurgence from the Reds which saw them beat their arch-rivals 4-1 at Old Trafford.

But Lucas believes that the foundations for success next time round are there and there will be even more drive and determination to win the title in 2010.

Speaking after Liverpool’s 2-0 victory at West Brom on Sunday, which ensured second place for the Reds, the Brazilian midfielder said, “We have showed that we have the quality to fight for the title and we will desperate to go one better and win it next season.

“We have 83 points and if we could finish the season with 86 points that would be a record for the club. Next season our challenge is to get more than 86 points and try to win the title.”