Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has confessed that he and the rest of the squad are dreaming of competing in next season's Champions League.

The Anfield outfit are currently second in the Premier League following their tremendous start to the season, which included last weekend's 4-0 thumping of Fulham.

The Red's defender, however, feels that manager Brendan Rodgers will have to use the full depth of his 25-man squad in order to achieve their ambitions of finishing in the top four this season. 

Speaking with Liverpool's website, the player said: “A good start was something we targeted and prepared for. But the season is very long and we just go from game to game trying to get as many points as possible.

“As the games come and go it’s inevitable there will be injuries and so on, which is why we have a big squad. We have a 25-man squad and every one of those players is in contention to be starting games."

Rodgers was very active in the summer transfer window, signing no less than eight players. Despite the club's investment, the side are still being linked with several January moves which could cement their top-four finish. 

Players such as Mousa Dembele, Jay Rodriguez Diego Capel are just a few names to be linked with the Reds so far. 

Having already been victim to Jose Mourinho's small squad jibes this season, Rodgers will want to ensure he has enough to prove the Portuguese manager wrong. 

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