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Suarez: Liverpool can't stop now

ESPN staff
April 11, 2014
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Luis Suarez says that Liverpool "can't stop now" in their pursuit of a first league title in 24 years.

The striker has hit 29 goals this season to help guide Liverpool to the top of the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers' side lead the league by two points with five games to go, and face a crucial match at home to third-placed Manchester City on Sunday.

Liverpool recorded a ninth successive league victory by winning 2-1 at West Ham last Sunday, with Suarez playing a key part even though he failed to score - winning the first of his side's two penalties.

Five more victories will ensure the league title comes to Anfield, and Suarez has urged his team-mates to go for it in the face of a demanding run that also includes a home match against second-placed Chelsea.

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Suarez told Liverpool's official website: "With all the games, every week, we work to try to win. We work very hard. Our target was to finish in the top four and we've won our last few games.

"We also know Chelsea and City dropped some points, so we're at the top of the league now and that's amazing for us. Now we can't stop because we have a really good chance."

Liverpool's nine-match winning run in the league is just three short of the club record, set over two seasons between April and October 1990, the year of their last title triumph.

Suarez added: "For some people, it's a surprise because in the Premier League it is difficult to win nine games in a row. But if we continue at this level, we'll play very well.

"On the pitch we try the best to help the team. The team know we've had some really good performances in the last few weeks and we'll try to continue in this way."

Suarez's tally of 29 league goals has come despite the fact that he did not play until late September as he completed a 10-match domestic ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

He needs three more goals to set a new record for the highest total in a 38-game top-flight league season, set by Alan Shearer with Blackburn in 1995-96 and equalled by Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United in 2007-08.

But Suarez is more concerned with team achievements than personal records.

He said: "If I wanted to do that, I could ask Stevie if I could take a penalty, but I don't like that. For myself, it is more important that Liverpool finish in a good position.

"I try in every game to score because I am a striker. I love to make goals, but for me if I could swap being top scorer or winning the Golden Boot for the team finishing in the top four, that would be more important."

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