Kenny Dalglish says he and the players will not be content with 7th place in the Premier League, and is aiming to quickly move up the table.
After last night’s 1-0 victory over Fulham at Anfield, Liverpool’s second victory in a row – and unbeaten in three – the Reds now find themselves in 7th, looking towards the top of the table, rather than amongst a relegation battle.
Liverpool finished a disappointing 7th last season, in Rafa Benitez’s last season at Anfield.
“I think we are better than seventh,” said Dalglish. “It is getting a bit more realistic but we are not getting carried away with being seventh – that is not where this football club wants to be. We want to be further up than that but to do that we have to win more games and that is what we will try to do, starting against Stoke.”
Liverpool’s next fixture against Stoke at Anfield next Wednesday night will see the Reds go for a third victory in a row, following the wins over Wolves and Fulham.
He continued, “To beat Stoke next Wednesday, the same we have done here since I can remember.
“We have never come in at the start of the season and said ‘we’re going to do this or that’, we just went out to do the best we could. At the end of the season we added up the points to see where we were and I don’t any reason to change that. It never did us any harm. It is the only way I know, that is the way I was brought up.”
Captain Steven Gerrard, who returned from suspension last night, reiterated what Dalglish said “We want more than seventh, seventh’s not acceptable at this club.”
“If you look where we were a couple of weeks ago, of course we’re happy being seventh.
“But we’ve got Stoke next and it’s important that we keep this run going and try to get another three points and move up the table even more.”