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Champions League mission complete for Liverpool - Gerrard

Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard admits the club attained their initial goal of qualifying for the Champions League this season.

At the beginning of the 2013/14 term, the Reds set out to produce a top-four finish which they achieved by coming second in the league behind Manchester City.

Liverpool became a serious title contender during the campaign and were in it up to the final day before City beat West Ham United 2-0 to end the season two points clear at the summit.

Nevertheless, Gerrard felt it was a successful season for the Anfield club who had a couple of little mishaps in recent times including a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace which came after they lead 3-0 with ten minutes remaining.

"[Champions League] was the target but if somebody asked me if we would go to the last day in the title race I wouldn't have believed them," Gerrard told Sky Sports.

"It was our target the top four but after going on a run of 11 wins we got a bit of belief and we started dreaming.

"We gave it our best shot unfortunately we fell short of it, but if that point at Crystal Palace or the three points today got us in the top four we would be celebrating for weeks now."

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Andrew Slevison
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