Sport Fabinho insists fourth would be a SUCCESS for Liverpool this season
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EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: Earlier this week the west London outfit announced fans would be invited to boardroom summits from July 1 to ensure 'supporter sentiment' is considered.Earlier this week the west London outfit announced that, in the wake of the collapsed European Super League and the furore it triggered, supporters would be invited to boardroom summits from July 1 to ensure 'supporter sentiment' is considered in decision-making.
Champions League qualification would not only save's season but render it a success, according to Fabinho, despite the Reds' title defence falling flat.
Jurgen Klopp's side are charging back towards the top-four after a mid-season slump left the campaign in tatters – being knocked-out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals and finding themselves 23 points behind.
A thumping 4-2 victory at Old Trafford in midweek has ignited the qualification race with three games to go, and victory overon Sunday could bring Liverpool within a point of fourth-placed .
Liverpool residents spending longer on trains but express services not on cards
Liverpool's burgeoning population lives just 26 kilometres from Sydney's CBD, and on a good day a train trip can take just under an hour, but experts say it could be faster. NSW Transport disagrees.The Mayor of Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west, said residents "deserve" express trains to cut down lengthy commutes into the CBD.
Asked byif a top-four spot is enough this season, Fabinho said: 'If you asked me at the beginning of the season, I would say no.
'At the beginning we are always optimistic, I would talk about winning trophies.
'Right now, I would say yes because the season has been a little bit strange. After the injuries, the bad moments we've had, being in the top four would mean a success.
'Now is the decisive part of the season. We have three finals to play, to win.
'We have to try and play our best football but in finals you have to win. If we don't play our best but can get the three points, I will take it because that is what we need in this moment.'
Fabinho has been among the key victims of Liverpool's injury curse this season, with the Brazilian forced to miss eight games this season and, when fit, being deployed at centre-back to fill-in for his stricken team-mates.
Missing-out on Champions League football will be costly for the Reds, who will be determined to respond emphatically next season when the likes of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk finally return.
Klopp: Man City would not have won the league with an injury crisis .
Man City stormed to their third Premier League in four seasons after Liverpool's title defence imploded following an injury crisis, while rivals Man United could not keep up their pursuit of glory. Liverpool had topped the pile though heading into Christmas but a host of injuries finally hampered the ambitions of Klopp's squad and City took full advantage.