Liverpool midfielder Lucas says there’s a collective will for the side to move higher up the Premier League table over the festive period.
Liverpool’s recent form hasn’t been great but the side has had an injection of confidence provided by a late equaliser in the game against Arsenal last weekend.
Liverpool are currently tenth and nine points away from West Ham in fourth place, with the Brazilian confirming there’s a collective desire for things to improve around Anfield.
“I think for us, the aim is to improve our record and be higher up the table. That's what everyone here wants,” he told the club’s website.
“From a personal point of view, I just want to play games week-in, week-out. I've been pleased with the way that I came back into the team and played.”
“We really need the points to improve our points total in the table - We just need the points because we want to improve and get higher up the table.”
Liverpool were one of the pace setters in the Premier League last season and looked as though they were set for a period of contending for the title.
However, an accumulation of injuries, more matches and selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona last summer have all presented the club with challenges they didn’t experience last season.
The Reds have dropped out of the Champions League and into the Europa League, with Rodgers likely to be unwilling to rely on winning the later to get back into the Champions League next season.
It may seem like an obvious statement for Lucas to make but if Liverpool can build on the draw against Arsenal and string some wins together, they will quickly climb up towards the top six.
That’s where the club needs to be in order to maintain the progress, which was made last season.