Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard believes Reds can close gap on rivals

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says there is a belief in the Reds camp that they can close the gap on their top-five rivals

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Steven Gerrard turned 33 back in May Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard says there is a different feeling in the Liverpool dressing room this season – and the Reds skipper feels his side can close the gap on their rivals.

Brendan Rodgers led Liverpool to a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Premier League last term after replacing Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm in May 2012.

The Reds ended the campaign a staggering 28 points behind champions United, while the Merseyside outfit were 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal.

Rodgers has made five new signings over the course of the summer transfer window, and Gerrard feels there is a belief in the squad that they can close the gap on Chelsea, Manchester City and United.

“That’s something we have been trying to do for a long time, not just with changes in the summer,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

“For a long time, the gap between ourselves and United, Chelsea and now Manchester City has been too big.

“Each year we have been trying to close that gap, so really this season isn’t any different in that respect.

“But it does feel slightly different this year. The team spirit is really good and there is a belief within the squad.

“The changes the manager has made during the summer are really positive and hopefully there are still one or two more players to come in.”

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