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Lucas: Liverpool believe in Champions League dream

ESPN staff
March 12, 2013

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says the recent Tottenham victory has allowed the Anfield club to start dreaming of a Champions League berth.

The 3-2 comeback victory moves the Merseysiders up into sixth position in the Premier League table, seven points adrift of a spot in Europe's elite competition.

"We are improving at the right time and, because of that, we can dream of a Champions League place," Lucas said.

"Our greatest virtue in this match [against Tottenham] was that we never stopped fighting. We didn't get upset at losing and showed our strength to come back."

Liverpool are one of the form teams in the league right now, the Tottenham victory making it three wins in a row for the Reds.

And despite admitting the club were proud of their recent record, Lucas said he and his team-mates are focused on stretching their winning form even further.

"It was our third consecutive victory, something that is worth a lot given the difficulty of the Premier League," he said. "We will continue to work hard, without fanfare, and things will come naturally."

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