Reds Need to Push On – Can

1 year ago

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can insists the squad will treat all of their remaining Premier League games like cup finals as they aim for a top-four finish.

The Merseyside outfit are on the verge of qualifying for the quarter-final of the Champions League after seeing off Porto 5-0 in the first-leg of their last-16 tie in Portugal.

Liverpool can now afford to put that competition on the backburner and switch their main focus to the Premier League over the next few weeks.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are well on course to finish inside the top-four this term as they currently sit four points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea in third, while they trail second-placed Manchester United by just two points.

Newcastle will provide the next test for Liverpool in the league on Saturday at Anfield before they host Porto on Tuesday.

The Reds face a potentially tricky run throughout the rest of March with trips to Manchester United and Crystal Palace either side of a home clash against Watford.

Can insists the squad are raring to go ahead of their meeting with Newcastle and has urged his team mates to kick on in the remaining games to ensure they get over the line strongly.

“It is a very, very important game for everyone and I think everyone is looking forward to the match,” Can told Sky Sports News.

“Each game is like a final, we have to look from each game to each game and now on Saturday it will really be a very tough game against Newcastle.

“They have a good team and it will not be easy. We have to focus on that, we have to train for that and we have to give our best for that.

“I think we have a good basis now for the end of the season. We are third in the Premier League, we are still in the Champions League and I think we are in a very good position.

“But we have to push on and we have to keep going and play like we have in the last few games.”