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New signings can lift Liverpool, Gerrard says

4 August 2013 09:20

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard feels the club's new signings can help them to a top-four position in the Premier League.

The Merseyside outfit showed good form towards the end of last season, eventually securing a seventh-place finish in the top flight.

And England skipper Gerrard has seen enough during pre-season from Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet to convince him the club can earn a UEFA Champions League spot in 2013-14.

Speaking after his testimonial match against Olympiacos at Anfield on Saturday, the 33-year-old said: "It's got to be the aim (to finish in the top four).

"I've experienced it many times here at at Anfield (European football) that's where we believe we belong.

"He's (Aspas) got little bits of magic and he'll certainly strengthen the squad, he's still very young but you can see the talent there.

"I thought (Kolo) Toure looked very assured at the back, (Simon) Mignolet kept a clean sheet.

"And Luis Alberto is one for the future. I'm sure every minute he gets here at Anfield it'll be a great experience for him.

"All our new signings are settling well and hopefully there's one or two more in these coming weeks."

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