Gerrard is aiming for top spot. The England midfielder has won every medal in the game apart from the one that matters most.
He admitted: "If we were to get back in the top-four next season I think it would be a fantastic achievement.
"But we will be setting out to win the league - because that's what you do year in and year out at Liverpool.
"The way that United were playing you knew the 19th was going to come.
"It did hurt because they are our biggest rivals.
"We've got a good side together.
"Hopefully, it'll be strengthened with a few new signings in the next few weeks before we go back.
"Then we'll be in a position where we're competitive next season."