Steven Gerrard outlines Liverpool FC’s ‘minimum’ target for the season
The Liverpool FC legend believes Jurgen Klopp's men need to finish in the top four and progress in the Champions League to have a good season
Steven Gerrard has warned Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool FC’s minimum requirement for the season is to wrap up a top-four finish and progress to the latter stages of the Champions League.
The Reds ended a two-game losing run on Tuesday night thanks to a 3-0 win against Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium thanks to goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night saw Liverpool FC move up to third place in the Premier League table thanks to their superior goal difference.
Liverpool FC are only two points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur who are heading up the chasing pack in the hunt for a spot in the 2018-19 Champions League.
Klopp’s side will take on Portuguese giants FC Porto in the Champions League round of 16 next month as Liverpool FC look to win Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2005.
Former Liverpool FC captain Gerrard opened up about what he believes the Reds’ goals should be for the remainder of the season.
“My experience in the Champions League is that the further you go on, anything can happen,” Gerrard told BT Sport on Tuesday night.
“They need to try and stay in that as long as they can and keep the fans on a journey in that competition, and nail down a place in fourth. That’s a minimum.”
Liverpool FC signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a club record £75m fee from Premier League rivals Southampton.
Indeed, the Reds made the Dutch defender the most expensive defender in the world.