Lucas issues Reds challenge
Lucas admits Liverpool need to raise their game against the Premier League's lesser lights if they are to challenge for a top-four finish.
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Last Updated: 22/11/11 9:20am
Liverpool midfielder Lucas admits they need to raise their game against the Premier League's lesser lights if they are to challenge for a top-four finish.
The Reds proved once again they are a match for the top sides in the Premier League with their impressive 2-1 win over Chelsea on Sunday.
However, they have struggled in games they have been expected to win, dropping eight points out of a possible 18 at Anfield following draws against Sunderland, Norwich and Swansea City.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas has now called on his team-mates to improve their home form and treat every game like they are playing one of the top teams.
"If we approach every single game like we approached the Chelsea game, then we would be in a better position," said Lucas.
"We had to get the three points here because we'd dropped those points at home. Now we need to find a good way of playing at home, we have to improve our record there and if we do that then our position will definitely get better.
"When you're playing against teams that aren't maybe considered among the top clubs, then you always need to be on the attack and score goals.
"We have to find the balance and the right time to do that. When we play away, the first thing we do is defend very well and on the counter-attack we are dangerous.
"We have to find out the way to play at home, if we can do that then we can have a very good season."