Jose Enrique: Liverpool can still finish in the top four

The 26-year-old believes the Reds possess enough quality to challenge for Champions League qualification this season but admits they must improve on their current form
Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has insisted his side can bounce back from their Boxing Day defeat to Stoke and challenge for a top-four finish.

Brendan Rodgers' side slipped back into 10th place in the Premier League - eight points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham - with their 3-1 loss to the Potters.

Nevertheless, the Spaniard feels that there is more still to come from the Reds this season and has backed them to improve.

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"I thought after the penalty we were going to win the game but overall they played better than us and we didn’t deserve the three points," Jose Enrique told reporters.

"We need more experience and need to show more character in these type of games.

"You can see we have quality players and we have a good squad, but we need fo fight for every point we play for if we want to be in the top four."

The Merseyside outfit visit QPR on Sunday, and the 26-year-old has underlined the importance of a morale-boosting win.

He added: "We need to bounce back from this defeat. We need to go to QPR and win.

"Every game in this league is difficult but you have to give 100 per cent every time you play for this club and show character."