Gerrard backs Liverpool to fight for Premier League next season

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool are not far away from winning the Premier League, after missing out on the title to Manchester City on the final day, according to BBC Sport.

The Reds took the title race down to the final day, but lost out to Manchester City by two points despite coming back to beat Newcastle 2-1.

“This experience is going to take us to the title,” Gerrard, 33, told LFC TV. “Whether it is next year or the year after, it will happen pretty soon.

“I’ve only got a couple of years left but I still believe I can get there.”

“I thought my days of title races had gone but, having played with this group of players this year, the dream is back,” he said.

“I never give up fighting. I’m really confident and believe the title is not too far away.

“We’ve proved this season that we’re capable of mixing it with the best, and we want to go one better next year.”

Liverpool have finished no higher than sixth in each of the last four seasons, and Gerrard believes their much improved form this season will stand them in good stead for future title challenges.

“If someone had said to me that we would go into the last game with a slim chance of winning the league, I’d have taken that at the start of the season,” said Gerrard. “But as a footballer you always want more.

“We have been unlucky – we gave it a great shot, but we fell a little bit short.”

“If we add to this team and squad in the right areas, we are capable of challenging,” he added. “Things have changed here – the supporters know that and the players know that.”

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