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Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard calls on team to beat 'wounded' Arsenal in top three chase

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09 Feb 2010 12:39:00

LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard says a result against a 'wounded' Arsenal on Wednesday night would help drive Liverpool to a top three finish and that the Merseyside club are treating every match as if it were a 'cup final.' Speaking to former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore and Mark Saggers on Talksport radio station, Gerrard was asked if a win against third place Arsenal tomorrow night could spur Liverpool on to a top three finish.  'I'm sure Arsenal will be a bit of a wounded animal on Wednesday night,' said Gerrard.  'But we've certainly got to do what Manchester United and Chelsea have done to them, which is try and give them very little space and hit them on the counter attack.   Everyone knows that if you give Arsenal time and space they will absolutely crucify you.   "It's a massive game for us and the target on Wednesday night is to try and get a result where we can push on and try and get third place.  We're just taking each game as it comes. "Obviously at the end of the season our target is a top four finish, but if Arsenal give us any sniff of catching them then we want to grab it and hopefully that will be on Wednesday night.' Asked by former Anfield striker Collymore what the confidence was like in the Liverpool dressing room, Gerrard said:  'I wouldn't say confidence is sky-high in the dressing room, but it's certainly on the way up.  It's certainly improving; we're on a good run.


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