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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 08:58 GMT
Gerrard setting sights on fourth
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has written off Liverpool's title hopes
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says they must forget about the title and focus on finishing fourth in the Premier League.

Rafael Benitez's side are 19 points behind leaders Arsenal and are in fifth place behind arch-rivals Everton.

Gerrard said: "We're facing a big challenge to finish in the top four and we've got to forget about the title and focus on fighting for fourth place.

"There are a lot of teams around us who are in good form and playing well."

He added: "It's important that we don't let our standards drop."

Gerrard was pleased with how Liverpool performed in the goalless draw at title-chasing Chelsea on Sunday.

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He said: "Chelsea was definitely a big improvement on how we've played of late. We looked more solid defensively and I thought we were the better side over the 90 minutes and if anyone was going to win it was us.

"Certain players who have had a bit of criticism of late performed really well and I think it was a good team performance against a side that have been playing very well lately.

"There are definitely a lot of positives to take out of the game. We controlled the majority of it and it felt as if we could have snatched it."



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