Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has backed new manager Brendan Rodgers to lead the club back into the UEFA Champions League at his first attempt.
The Reds have missed out on Europe's premier competition for the last three seasons after finishing outside the top four and Kenny Dalglish paid the price for their latest failure.
Gerrard is quoted in several national newspapers insisting a top-four finish is both a priority and a realistic target. He said: "Getting in that top four again is certainly the priority. I am confident we will get it. If we can play like we did in a lot of games last season and take our chances, I think we will be high up in the table."
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