Gerrard wrong to play down Liverpool’s title chances?

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has insisted that the aim for this season is a top four finish

Liverpool have enjoyed their best start to a Premier League season for a number of years.

They are currently in second position tied with first placed Arsenal on 16 points. They have lost only one of the first seven games, and beat Manchester United 1-0 early on. Despite this captain Steven Gerrard has said that they are not getting ahead of themselves and the aim is still just to reach the top four.

Liverpool‘s great start to the season hasn’t come as too much of a surprise. They finished last season off well despite all the drama that Luis Suarez was involved in. The January signings of Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge made such a difference to the side. The latter has continued his fantastic form, scoring 19 goals in his 25 goals for the club. Luis Suarez has come back into the side and picked up where he left off last season, not biting someone but his fantastic performances that could have seen him win Player of the Year last season.

Many pundits have said that Liverpool could well be the dark horses in the race for the title this year with it being such an open race. However having missed out completely on a place in Europe in the last two years, Gerrard has calmly said that for now qualifying for the Champions League remains the aim. “I’d never say never about our chances of winning the Premier League title. But if I’m being honest, that’s not the aim,” Gerrard told the club’s official website.

The Reds have looked very convincing so far this season whereas the two Manchester sides and Chelsea have not.

There is a long way to go however and it is already shaping up to be a fascinating season. Liverpool’s defence looks a lot more assured helped by the signings of Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho.

There is now more depth in the squad and if Sturridge and Suarez continue their form then Liverpool will surely be in the top four come the end of the season.

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