Lucas: One or two games will change everything

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva fully believes if the team can string a couple of good results together, they will be out of their relegation zone and back fighting towards the top of the table.

Speaking to the club’s official web site, the 23-year-old Brazilian praised the Anfield crowd during Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

The Reds stills it in the relegation zone, but victory over Bolton at the Reebok Stadium this Sunday could propel them into the top half of the table.

He said, “We were under a lot of pressure before Blackburn and to be honest we still are because we are not in a comfortable position in the table, but we believe in ourselves. We’ll go into the next game with a lot more confidence and hopefully we can win a few games in a row.

“The Premier League is so competitive. You can’t name one game that’s easy. I think it’s the most competitive league in the world. Players who aren’t here don’t realise how physical it is. They only realise when they come here. It’s a very difficult league to play in.

“But we have to go to Bolton and try to play the same way we did at Anfield and for sure if we do that we’ll have a big chance of winning.

“The way they play is very similar to Blackburn – very physical and long balls. Last season Stevie scored a very nice goal at the end and we won – hopefully we can get the same result this time.

“We are six points behind the top four and that shows how competitive the league is, so if we can get two or three wins in a row we’ll be up there.”

Bolton vs Liverpool gets underway at 4pm this Sunday, 31st October.