Speedy winger enjoyed a season of two halves for the Reds.
Exciting young Liverpool midfield player Raheem Sterling believes that the Merseyside giants can finish in the top four of the Premier League next season, reports BBC Sport Online.
The England international has just endured a campaign of two halves, shining for the Reds in the first six months of the season under new head coach Brendan Rodgers, before a thigh injury prematurely brought the year to an early end.
However, the 18-year-old says that he has already seen enough under the Northern Irishman to suggest that the Reds can once again be challenging for a place in Europe’s premier club competition next season.
Sterling himself featured in 24 Premier League contests for Liverpool, registering two goals and six assists along the way, while overall the wide man played in 36 games for the club in all competitions.
And now the winger wants to take the form which he displayed in the first six months of last season at Anfield into the new campaign and help propel the Reds back into Europe once again.
“We can definitely be in the top four,” Sterling said.
“The two signings we brought into the club in January – [Philippe] Coutinho and [Daniel] Sturridge – really kicked the team on.
“I am really looking forward to getting a chance to play with them and have a good season for the team. I really feel we have a strong chance to be in the top four.
“You have to remember this was the manager’s first season in charge.
“But you can see the difference he has made, even though we haven’t finished in the top four.
“You can see the kind of thing he will do next season.”