Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt believes his club need “a bit of a miracle” if they are to be crowned Premier League champions this season. The Reds were involved in a second consecutive 4-4 draw on Tuesday night, as Arsenal hammered a severe dent into their title aspirations a week after Chelsea had dumped them out of the Champions League. The point took Liverpool back to the top of the league table courtesy of their superior goal difference over Manchester United. However, the Red Devils can return to the summit by avoiding defeat at home to Portsmouth on Wednesday night, and still have a game in hand over their Merseyside rivals, away at Wigan Athletic. And Kuyt, who has been capped 51 times by Holland, admitted that Liverpool now have a mountain to climb if they are to end a 19-year wait for league success. “It is harder after last night because we knew before the game that we needed to win to keep the pressure on," he said “But at least we got a draw and didn’t lose and we have to keep fighting until the very end. “We have to hope for a bit of a miracle now as it has become more difficult than it already was but you have seen a team that has not given up and we will never give up. So let’s hope that a miracle can happen.” Andrey Arshavin's four-goal haul gave the Gunners the lead on no fewer than three occasions at Anfiield, only for braces from both Yossi Benayoun and Fernando Torres to rescue a point for Rafael Benitez's side. And Kuyt says Liverpool can afford to make no more mistakes if they are to have any chance of toppling the reigning champions. “We played a good game and we only made four mistakes in the 90 minutes but they cost us two points," he said. “We need to keep our focus on our next game. It will be difficult but as long as we keep winning our own games then maybe they will struggle. "They have two games in hand so they could take a six-point lead so they will have to lose twice but that can happen. “The point we took is an important one because otherwise we could have ended up seven points behind and that would have made it almost impossible.” LIVERPOOL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter
22 April 2009
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