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Lucas aiming to overhaul Everton

1 May 2013 11:25

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is keen to secure victory against Everton and avoid finishing below them for the second consecutive year.

Brendan Rodgers' side welcome their city rivals to Anfield on Sunday knowing defeat will ensure that they will be unable to finish above David Moyes' men.

That is an eventuality Lucas is keen to avoid.

The Goodison Park outfit finished as the city's top club last season but the Brazilian is determined to help Liverpool secure the bragging rights this time around.

"We still have a chance of catching Everton and that's our target," Lucas told The Daily Post.

"We know we have to win if we want to finish a position higher than we are now.

"Merseyside derbies are always special to play in. The atmosphere will be amazing at Anfield and it's the kind of game you really look forward to playing in."

Liverpool head into the game on the back of a 6-0 thrashing of Newcastle and 26-year-old Lucas believes they can carry the momentum gained from that result into this weekend's clash.

He added: "We will go into the derby with a lot of confidence. Hopefully we can get another win and try to finish the season on a bit of a high.

"It's been a difficult season for us but we have to keep going. We still have three games remaining and the chance to get nine more points.

"The manner of our victory against Newcastle showed the character of everyone."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
5 May 2013
Game week
36
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14:30
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Venue
Anfield (Liverpool)
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1 35 +52 80
2 35 +41 75
3 33 +54 71
4 35 +21 70
5 35 +23 69
6 35 +2 63
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16 33 -11 33
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