Raheem Sterling confident Liverpool can qualify for Champions league
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is confident the Reds can qualify for the Champions League
Raheem Sterling believes Liverpool can finish in the top four next season if the Reds can build on a strong start to the 2013-14 campaign.
Brendan Rodgers’ men finished 12 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal last term as the Merseyside outfit paid the price for a sluggish start to the Northern Irishman’s reign.
But Sterling, who scored two goals in 19 Premier League starts, is confident Liverpool have significantly improved and can challenge for a Champions League spot.
“We just need to get a good start to the next season and hopefully maintain that, and 100 per cent I think we’ve got a good chance of finishing in the top four,” Sterling told Liverpool’s website.
The 18-year-old made an impressive start to the season before falling out-of-favour in the second half of the campaign.
Sterling, who made his England debut in a 4-2 loss to Sweden in November, is hoping to win back his place in the starting line-up and a Three Lions recall.
“For me at Liverpool, 100 per cent it’s about cementing a starting place in the team, getting a good run of games and hopefully getting some goals for the club, and obviously assists as well,” added Sterling.
“If I do that then hopefully I’ll get a pick for the England squad.”
Sterling made his Liverpool debut against Wigan Athletic in March after joining the Reds from Queens Park Rangers in 2010.