LFC Euro fight not over

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Jay Spearing says Liverpool will continue battling to secure qualification for next season’s Europa League until the end, insisting it is not out of the question to finish fifth in the Premier League still.

The Reds were dealt a setback when they went down 2-1 to West Brom on Saturday, leaving them sixth in the league – five points off Tottenham (who have a game in hand) and sit in the all-important fifth place, to earn a place in next season’s Europa League.

But Spearing says despite Saturday’s defeat, there’s still a long way to go, with seven games left to play this campaign.

“We will never give up the fight for Europe and there are still plenty of points to play for,” Spearing told the club’s official website.

“With Tottenham only drawing it was a great opportunity to close the gap but it was a massive disappointment for ourselves.

“When Martin Skrtel got our first goal we thought we were in a great position to get the three points, but we just stopped playing and a couple of lapses in concentration cost us.

“We were disappointed with our performance on Saturday but we need a big response against Manchester City.

“We know we are good enough to beat them and we will be giving it everything we have got to make that happen.”

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