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Liverpool's Albert Riera backs Reds to finish fourth

Albert Riera
Riera is confident the best is still to come from Liverpool

Liverpool winger Albert Riera has reiterated Rafa Benitez's belief that the Reds will secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old Spain international is in the Reds squad for the trip to his former club and fellow Champions League chasers Manchester City on Sunday.

"Everybody was talking that we are not playing well but we are still there," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"Imagine if Liverpool play well? We would be fighting for the title."

He continued: "For the players that we have, we could play better but the reality is we are one point behind them (Manchester City), they have played one game less so we have to beat them.

"Before the start of the season our objective was to finish fourth of course, better second or to win the title but finishing fourth is the minimum we have to finish."

I'm sure that I'm in the right club and if you tell me to change I don't change

Albert Riera

Riera spent four months on loan at Manchester City in 2006, before returning to Espanyol, who then sold him to Liverpool for £8m in 2008.

Although much has changed at Manchester City since Riera's time there, he says he would not swap Anfield for Eastlands.

He said: "I'm sure that I'm in the right club and if you tell me to change I don't change.

"It's not only the money in football, we have everything here: the supporters, the stadium. We have a great team and I'm sure that we'll be there to fight for fourth place."

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