Luis Suarez aims for big Liverpool win over Arsenal
Liverpool’s in-form striker Luis Suarez insists a win over Premier League leaders Arsenal will give the Reds a huge advantage in acquiring a Champions League spot. The Uruguay international has urged his teammates to show their best form against Arsenal in order to prove themselves as worthy opponents for Champions League action.
Suarez has been in phenomenal form this season, form which has helped Liverpool remain in the top-four. The former Ajax forward believes the results from the match against Arsenal will play a huge role in Liverpool’s ambitions this season.
Brendan Rodgers’ men lost 2-0 to Arsenal during the first half of the season. But that was in November and Liverpool were playing at the Emirates Stadium. This time Rodgers is welcoming back his players from injuries and the showdown is set to take place at Anfield.
Interestingly, this won’t be the last clash between Arsenal and Liverpool this season. The two teams are set to meet in the fifth round of the FA Cup in around a month’s time. Suarez believes Liverpool has the ability to further improve results from this game when they meet the Gunners in a month’s time.
“Arsenal are the leaders in the table and victory would be good for morale, give the whole squad an enormous injection and reduce the points difference at the top,” Suarez told the Daily Mirror. “We didn't have success at the Emirates, so our objective now is to win and I believe we have that chance.”
Suarez, who is the top goal scorer in the Premier League believes the fight for the fourth spot could remain alive till the final day of the season. Suarez also believes that Liverpool are favorites to acquire the fourth spot, despite a rare poor performance against West Brom.
“It's rare that everything could be decided on the last day, but we must keep going and to ensure that happens we need results against the other main candidates,” Suarez said.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already ruled out the possibility of his side running for the Premier League title, although the Anfield boss believes his side will have a role in deciding who win the title.
Rodgers insists his side is concentrating on a top-four spot. Liverpool are only two points ahead of fifth-placed Everton and a three points ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester United are fighting to reenter the top-four as well, but the Red Devils continue to struggle with their form.