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The Spanish defender was one of a number of summer signings at Anfield and with the side looking more upwardly mobile, he is eyeing cup success and a place in the Champions League

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique believes that his side have built vital momentum ahead of Sunday’s League Cup final against Cardiff City.

The Reds hammered Brighton 6-1 to earn an FA Cup quarter-final place against Stoke City for a perfect warm-up ahead of the match at Wembley against Malky Mackay's side.

The Spanish full-back also believes that his team can secure a top-four finish in the Premier League, thus earning a Champions League place next season.

"At the moment we are doing well" said Enrique, in his debut season at Anfield.

"We are in one final and in a quarter-final in another cup, and I think in the league we are just four points behind the Champions League teams.

"We have had many games this year we haven't won, but we have had many new players. With every game we play better together."

Concerning the next round of the FA Cup, the 26-year-old added: "I think it is good we are in the next round. We've got Stoke at home and we've got a good chance of getting into another final.

"Now we will prepare to play Cardiff. Everyone thinks because we're playing against a Championship team it will be an easy game, but we know it's going to be hard."

Jordan Henderson agrees with his team-mate, stating that confidence is high in the squad.

The 21-year-old said: "Everyone is full of confidence and hopefully we can take that into the game next week.

"A lot of people want to play (next week) and some will be disappointed, but I am sure everyone will be training really hard and trying to get in that starting eleven for Sunday."

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