Lucas is determined to ensure that Liverpool put up a fight this weekend…
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has demanded an immediate response from his teammates against Arsenal tomorrow, as the Reds look to close ground on the Champions league places.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have been forced to wait for almost a fortnight since their defeat at the hands of Manchester United, with many of our star players called away on international duty.
However, the Brazilian has used the time to ensure that he’s fully-prepared for our trip to the Emirates Stadium, which is likely to have a huge say on whether or not we have a chance of making the top four.
With eight games to go and five points to make up, there’s still plenty to play for, but the 28-year-old knows only too well that defeat in North London could be disastrous.
Thankfully, he was in a confident mood when he talked with the press earlier this afternoon. He told our official website: “Of course losing could open the gap too much but I think we’ve showed this season when we are playing well we can play against any team.
“We remember the semi-finals against Chelsea and I know we ended up losing the game after extra-time, but I think we created a lot of chances to win the game and we should take that into the Emirates against Arsenal.
“We are on a good run and that was our only league defeat in 2015 which gives us confidence to keep going and try to win the game, because it will be important if we want to close the gap for the top four.”