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Captain Fantastic Does it Again

Not only did Steven Gerrard save Liverpool’s Europa League title hopes with a hat trick Thursday against Napoli, he may have also saved the Reds season and the job of manager Roy Hodgson, who was understandably excited about the win.

The 3-1 win puts Liverpool on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages and should be the spark the team needs heading into its Sunday showdown with top-of-the-table Chelsea.

After a rough (to put it mildly) start to the season that saw the Reds sitting in the relegation zone, a bitter battle over the sale of the club and assorted injuries, Liverpool has pulled to within 5 points of fourth place and a return to the Champions League next season.

It won’t be easy, but if they can come away from Anfield on Sunday with a point (or points) off Chelsea there is still plenty of season left (we’re not even to Boxing Day yet) to get things turned around.

Thursday night against Napoli was a good start. Now lets see if the team can carry that over to Sunday.

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