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Thommo says top four not beyond Liverpool

Liverpool icon Phil Thompson is convinced a top four finish isn't beyond them.

Asked whether his former team can reduce the four-point gap to fourth place and challenge for Champions League qualification in 2012-13, Thompson insisted it was a possibility.

"Absolutely, why not?" the man who lifted the 1981 European Cup for Liverpool and later became the club's assistant manager told Liverpoolfc.com.

"A few weeks ago you might have thought it was a bit too far away. Four points off fourth spot is a fantastic achievement.

"We've been chipping away so we're still in there and I think there is a great opportunity to get into a Champions League spot.

"I like to see a level of consistency. When you see results coming and you go on long unbeaten runs - and we're capable of doing that all the time, no matter where we are in the league - it normally starts with a few unsuspecting draws.

"Unbeaten in two, then unbeaten in three... Now we're on a run. That's what we're seeing with Brendan's sides. With three victories in a row, it's great.

"Let's not get carried away or look too far ahead - just the next game. It has put us in a great position."

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