Gerrard believes that the Reds can make it into the top four.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is confident ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign and believes that club can qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2009.
Gerrard thinks the club can break back into the top four despite only managing seventh last term and finishing behind Merseyside rivals Everton.
“We certainly finished the season really strongly, but we were very inconsistent from August to Christmas. That’s the reason we never managed to achieve what we set out to do, which was a top-four finish,” the 33-year-old told the club’s website.
“But I felt at times in the season we played some brilliant football. If we can find that level on a consistent basis, I’ve got confidence we can break into the top four.”
The Reds have struggled in the top tier of English football since their second-placed finish in 2009, when the club were narrowly pipped to the title by Manchester United.
However, since that impressive season Liverpool have not even managed to make it into the Champions League, despite being the most successful English side in the top European competition.
The club have won the tournament five times in their history, with the most recent triumph being the famous comeback against AC Milan in 2005, spearheaded by a talismanic Gerrard.
Liverpool have also made the final of the Champions League once more since then this time losing to Milan in 2007, but it has now been a long period since those successes.
Yet with four new signings having already arrived this season and more expected in the near future, Gerrard clearly feels it’s a new era for the Merseyside outfit.