Dalglish: Reds focused on Villa

The Reds are still battling Tottenham for a fifth-placed finish and

Europa League qualification as the campaign reaches its conclusion

this weekend. Dalglish’s side will finish fifth if they better

Spurs’ result against Birmingham, while Harry Redknapp’s side will

clinch the spot if they collect three points. But Dalglish is

adamant Liverpool’s sole focus is on ending the season with a win,

no matter what unfolds at the Lane. “We want to end the season with

a victory that would give us a chance of finishing as high up the

table as possible,” Dalglish told Liverpool’s official website.

“That’s always been our aim and as long as a higher position is

attainable we’ll continue to go for it. “All we can do is

concentrate on our own game and not worry about anyone else. We

can’t affect another team’s results, so there is no point in

worrying about it.” Dalglish admits the Reds could face a tough

task at Villa after they clinched an unexpected 2-1 win at Arsenal

last weekend. “Our job involves getting maximum points at Villa

Park,” he added. “That’s never an easy task and I’m sure it won’t

be this weekend. “Villa had a terrific result away at Arsenal on

Sunday – we know how difficult it is to travel to the Emirates. “To

go there and win 2-1 shows what Villa are capable of. We’ll have to

perform well if we are to get something from them on Sunday.”