Liverpool captain wants improvement next season.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told Sky Sports that he is disappointed in his side’s failure to secure their target of a top four finish this season.
The midfielder believes his side have shown great form towards the end of the season, and hopes they can take this confidence into the next campaign, particularly with the addition of some signings in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool have been linked with a whole host of big names, and Gerrard says it is important for the club to keep up with their rivals, who will also spend large amounts of money this summer.
“Since January this team has shown a better level of consistency,” he said.
“We’ve shown Champions League form and there is a lot of optimism and positives to take into next season.
“Our target at the beginning of the season was fourth (place) and we have not delivered that – as players we need to take responsibility for that.
“We finished seventh in the league so there certainly needs to be a bit done. The preparation starts now for next year. I am sure the manager and staff are already preparing.
“All the other teams will strengthen and we can’t afford to be left behind.”
There certainly seemed to be more to be positive about Liverpool under new manager Brendan Rodgers this season, as the team started playing an attractive brand of football and improved on their finish of eighth place last year under Kenny Dalglish.
Gerrard had a strong season as well, providing 9 goals and 9 assists to the Reds’ cause.