John Aldridge sets Liverpool a points target from next two games

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The Reds take on Arsenal and Manchester United in their upcoming games.

Writing in his column for the Liverpool Echo, John Aldridge says Liverpool need four points minimum from their next two games.

The Reds have two of their biggest games of the season this week, with Arsenal and Manchester United both travelling to Anfield.

Both games will surely be crucial to their hopes of making the Champions League, with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sitting eighth in the table and six points outside the top four.

And Aldridge has set them a minimum target of four points from the available six, but craves a win over United more than the Gunners.

“It's a massive week for Liverpool with Arsenal and Manchester United both visiting Anfield,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“If we're serious about getting ourselves into those Champions League spots then I think we need to get at least four points out of six.”

“We've lost our last three matches against United and we certainly owe them one after that 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in September. This is the biggest game of the season. It's the one I want us to win more than any other.”

Given the way Liverpool have performed in their big games this season, they will be confident of getting positive results against Arsenal and United.

The Reds have been highly impressive against the big teams this season, with big victories against Chelsea and Manchester City already under their belts.

That win over City was probably their best performance this season, and Klopp will be hoping that they can channel some of that performance to give their Champions League hosts a major boost.

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