Gerrard: Let's build on Hammers win

Gerrard: Let's build on Hammers win

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the club are entering a pivotal run over the next month which will have a major bearing on whether they can challenge for Champions League qualification.

Yesterday’s 3-2 win over West Ham ensured the Reds reduced the gap to fourth place to just four points.

Their sequence of fixtures over the next four weeks sees them face the likes of Aston Villa, Fulham, Stoke, QPR and Sunderland, and Gerrard believes they need to capitalise on the momentum they have started to generate.

“We’re building slowly towards where we want to be,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo after the club’s first back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories since last December.

“We’ve got two home games now against Aston Villa and Fulham.

“If we can capitalise and make it 12 points out of 12 then we will find ourselves a lot closer to fourth.

“It’s a platform to build on. We just have to focus on Villa now.

“Come the end of December we’re really looking to be close to that fourth position.

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