Midfielder wants Reds to maintain their impressive recent form until May.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has targeted a “perfect finish” to the campaign as the Reds go in search of a top four place and with it entry into next season’s lucrative Champions League.
The Merseysiders overcame high flying Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday, a result that lifted the club above arch rivals Everton and into sixth place in the table – although Brendan Rodgers’ side are still a massive seven points behind third-placed Chelsea, having played a game more than the West Londoners.
However, the England international believes that if Liverpool can maintain their current run of impressive form since the turn of the year through their final nine top flight fixtures, then they will have a slim chance of overtaking the likes of Chelsea, fourth in the table, Tottenham and fifth-placed Arsenal in the race to make it into Europe’s premier club competition.
“Hopefully it’s not too late,” Gerrard told BBC Sport Online.
“We will need to produce the perfect finish to sneak in the back door. The top five places are the target. Let’s see what happens in other big games that are not in our control.
“Hopefully the teams above us will slip up. All we can control is our performances and our consistency and hopefully we will finish strong.
“Liverpool don’t belong in seventh, eighth or ninth in the table. We want to push for the European places year after year.”