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The stopper was quick to dedicate Saturday's win against the Andalusians to the Frenchman, who will undergo a liver transplant, before speaking of his side's title chances

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has offered his support to team-mate Eric Abidal in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 win over La Liga rivals Sevilla.

The France international will have to go under the knife once more after the club confirmed he requires further surgery on his liver, which was previously treated for a tumour, and his colleague is hopeful he can still go on and live life to the fullest.

"We must give our love and support to Abidal. We want him to live the best possible life," said the defender after the match.

"It's always difficult to win here, but in the first half we second two goals in quick succession.

Pique then insisted that the Blaugrana are still in with a shout to lift a fourth consecutive La Liga title after being impressed at the way the side are performing at the moment.

"We are still in the mix [for the title]. We are winning three points after three. Now, we must think of Granada."

Barcelona have temporarily cut the deficit to seven points behind league leaders Real Madrid, who face Malaga on Sunday.

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