Eager Eagles is going for it

WIDEMAN Chris Eagles hopes Burnley go at Liverpool with all guns blazing - and he can be a vital cog in the Clarets’ battle plan.

Thursday, 22nd April 2010, 3:22 pm

The 24-year-old made his 75th league appearance for the club in the 2-1 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday, and he is desperate to start against the Reds in an all or nothing game.

If West Ham beat Wigan at Upton Park tomorrow, Burnley would need, with goal difference taken into account, to win their final three games to give themselves a chance of survival.

The talented former Manchester United man hasn’t been a regular starter, but hopes to get the nod and help inspire a famous victory: “It’s still possible. I think we need at least two wins.

“We are playing at home and I’m sure the fans will get behind us because they know the players will give it 100%.

“We all have to fight for the club. I will because I love it. With the fans and the players we’ve just to keep in there. Every day in training I am giving it 100%. Whatever team the gaffer picks I have to keep my head up and whenever I am on the pitch give it 100%.

“I haven’t been playing because the gaffer has been playing a tight three, but I think now it might now be the type of game where we just need to go for it and he wants me to be on top of my game.”

Liverpool’s last visit to Turf Moor ended in a 1-0 FA Cup reverse in January 2005, and Eagles points to the sides who were sent home with their tails between their legs in league and cup over the past couple of seasons: “We have done well in big games.

“We beat all the London clubs last year and had some good results against the top sides this season and that will stand us in good stead.

“Liverpool are involved in the Europa Cup and hopefully they won’t enjoy coming here on Sunday.

“We have just got to keep in there because we need to get that win.”

The boyhood Spurs fan would love to take the relegation scrap into the final game at home to Tottenhma, and he feels Burnley are due some fortune after a number of decisions that have gone against them of late: “I think one game will bring us a bit of luck because at the moment I feel the ball just isn’t dropping for us.”