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Liverpool defender Williams: We've been telling Thiago to shoot more!

Rhys Williams says the Liverpool squad has been urging Thiago Alcantara to shoot more.

The Spain midfielder scored his first goal for the club in 2-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Williams told Liverpoolfc.com: "Well, we've been telling him to shoot more!

"His shooting in training is top. I think Gini shouted 'Shoot!' and he must have heard him because he's whipped it round and finally got one for us."

The Reds are now six points behind fourth-placed Leicester City with a game in hand.

Asked about the top-four race, Williams added: "We've just got to take it one game at a time and keep putting pressure on the teams above us - which we have done tonight - because we know we could get a chance and we have to capitalise. We can only win every game and see what happens."


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