The Kop hitman said: "It's fundamental new owners arrive who can make us a competitive side.
"We're not that far behind. We had an appalling season last time around but the year before we were just four points from Manchester United."
"It's a delicate situation because we're not in the Champions League but it's still the biggest club in England and to play at Anfield every week is a privilege.
"That's how I see it. I like to have targets and to be able to help bring Liverpool back where they deserve to be is a beautiful target. It's always complicated when you start with a new manager and new players, but we'll see what we're capable of."