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Lads out to finish in style - Crouchy

Posted on 19 May 2011  - 12:00

Peter Crouch insists the lads are determined to finish the season in style against Birmingham on Sunday.

Lads out to finish in style - Crouchy

Peter Crouch insists the lads are determined to finish the season in style against Birmingham on Sunday.

Victory over the Blues at the Lane will secure fifth place in the Premier League and a place in the Europa League next season.

Liverpool looked to have taken the initiative for fifth place with a recent run of four wins and a draw in five matches and fine form since Kenny Dalglish's took over as manager.

The Reds’ 5-2 win at Fulham moved them two points ahead of us on Monday night and it stayed that way as our final hopes of finishing fourth were ended with a 1-0 defeat at City last Tuesday.

However, Sunday’s 2-0 win at Liverpool – our first league success at Anfield since 1993 – moved us back ahead of Dalgish’s men going into the final weekend of the season.

We now face relegation-threatened Birmingham at home while Liverpool travel to Villa.

"We didn’t want the season to just fade away," said Peter.

"The fans who travelled to Liverpool expected the team to perform and we didn’t want it to just drift off.

"We’d missed out on the Champions League next season and it would have been easy to let the season fall away but the manager said there was no way we could do that.

"To beat an in-form Liverpool team at Anfield was great and we have to make sure we finish the season strongly in front of our own fans against Birmingham."