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Sahin targets Champions League spot

28 Aug 2012 15:47:10

Sahin targets Champions League spot

New Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin has his sights set on helping the club break back into the Barclays Premier League top four this term.

With Liverpool putting in their most encouraging performance yet since Brendan Rodgers' appointment as manager in the summer, Sahin was impressed by what he saw in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday, and the Turkey international feels a top-four spot should be the target for the Merseysiders in 2012-13.

"If you watch the game against Manchester City, you see that the style the team is playing is very good and of course, Liverpool has to play in the Champions League," Sahin said.

"A big club like Liverpool has to play every year in the Champions League and we will do everything to get in the top four.

"Also there is the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League, and with the potential we have here, we can do some good things."

Liverpool, who could only manage a disappointing eighth-placed finish last season, brought in Rodgers after he achieved success at Swansea with a dynamic football philosophy.

It is a style of play the club's owners hope he can make work for the Reds and one Sahin believes he is well suited to.

"The project with Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers is the best for my situation I think - that is why I am here," he said.

"I think the style I play is the same as how the manager wants the team to play.

"I have settled in very well and I hope it will be the same on the pitch and that we will have a great season."


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