Rafa wants 86 points

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is calling upon his players to gain maximum points from their final two games of the season and set a new club record of total points in the Premier League.

The Reds currently sit second in the table with 80 points, 6 points behind league leaders Manchester Utd, who could win the title with a draw at home to Arsenal tomorrow.

Meanwhile Liverpool face West Brom away on Sunday, before Tottenham at home in their final game the following Sunday.

And Benitez wants his players to continue their winning streak, whatever the result of the title race.

He told reporters, “It’s always important to have some targets. We always have to think positive. We need to get three points in our game and if we can still fight for the title, then we will still fight, but if not, then we will fight for second.

“For us, 80 points is really good – 82 is our best ever total in the Premier League. It would be fantastic to match that, although to finish with 86 points would be much better.

“I am pleased because we have been more consistent. It’s very positive and good for the future.

“We will try to do our job in our remaining games and see what happens.”

West Brom vs Liverpool gets underway at 1.30pm this Sunday, 16th May.

  • 86 points would have been enough to win the League in 2000-01 and 2002-03.