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Lucas - Reds can do better

Brazilian hopes to go one step better in 2009/10

Lucas: Positive

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Lucas Leiva believes Liverpool have demonstrated they have the quality to win the league next season.

Sunday's 2-0 victory at West Brom saw the Reds reach 83 points in the current Premier League season - a club record - and notch a 13th away win to equal a statistic set 104 years ago.

And Brazilian midfielder Lucas feels that a positive season in 2008/09 demonstrates Rafa Benitez's side, who have missed out on the title to Manchester United, can go one step better next term.

"We have showed that we have the quality to fight for the title and we will be desperate to go one better and win it next season," he told Liverpool's official website.

"We have 83 points and if we could finish the season with 86 points that would be a record for the club.

"Next season our challenge is to get more than 86 points and try to win the title.

"Last year in January 2008 we were out of the fight for the race for the title but this year we were right up there challenging, so that shows we are a good team.

"We have to believe in ourselves next season and we have the quality to win the title."