Suarez indicates he wants to beat Arsenal to win Premier League title, not top four

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Has Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has indicated he has not given up on the title yet?

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been speaking ahead of Liverpool's weekend clash with Arsenal, and has indicated he has big ambitions.

He told The Mirror: "Arsenal are the leaders in the table and victory would be good for morale, give the whole squad an enormous injection and reduce the points difference at the top."

The Uruguayan's aims are clear - he is looking upwards and not downwards in the table when it comes to the rest of the season.

This comes with Liverpool sitting in fourth - just two points clear of fifth placed Everton.

The striker would like to see the Reds close the gap on Arsenal who sit in first, presently eight points ahead.

That sort of margin is not one which is impossible to make up at this time of the season, even if many ardent Liverpool fans would express their reservations over their own squad depth to challenge for the title.

Liverpool do possess one key advantage over the three teams above them, they are not currently engaged in any other European competition, meaning their players will be better rested and focused down the stretch.

It is perhaps no secret the division's top goalscorer has title aspirations, after signing a new contract in December he told Liverpool's website: "It is my dream, I hope to win the league and a big trophy with Liverpool."

Arsenal also lie in Liverpool's path in their alternate route to a trophy, hosting them in the FA Cup in mid-February.

Any aspirations he has to win the Premier League this season, have however been downplayed by manager Brendan Rodgers, who said this week:

"I wouldn't say for us this year, no. We wouldn't be challengers for it. Will we play a part in it? Yes, we will, because we are professional and we want to fight to finish as high as we possibly can.

"We look it and there are six points between us and Chelsea, so there is still a lot to play for and we will be fighting right until the very end. But, if I'm asked to give an honest answer, I'd probably say that this year is too soon for us."

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