Liverpool backed for treble

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has stated that he believes his side can achieve a treble this season by winning the FA Cup, Carling Cup and qualifying for the Champions League.

With the Merseysiders set to face Cardiff in the Carling Cup final and in the fifth round of the FA Cup, the commanding centre back is talking up the Anfield club’s trophy chances.

“At the start of the season our targets were to qualify for the Champions League and to win some trophies,” he told Mirror Football.

“Now we are in the Carling Cup final, still in the FA Cup and close to the top four – our targets are still reachable.

“It’s up to us to ensure we qualify for the Champions League. When you look at our games with the teams who are in those positions at the moment I don’t think they are that much better than us.

“We’ve had close games with (Manchester) City, (Manchester) United and Spurs and we beat Chelsea. I believe we can get there.

“We just need to focus on the next game and try to win that. Then, when all the games are played, we’ll see how many points we have at the end,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight