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Speaking after his testimonial against Olympiacos, the captain feels Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet have the required talents to secure a top-four berth

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard feels the club's new signings can help them to a top-four placing in the Premier League.

The Merseyside outfit showed good form towards the end of last season, losing just one of their final 12 games to eventually secure a seventh-place finish in the top flight.

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And England skipper Gerrard has seen enough during pre-season from Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet to convince him the club can earn a return to the Champions League after a four-year absence.

"It's got to be the aim [to finish in the top four]," Gerrard told reporters after his testimonial match against Olympiacos. "I've experienced it many times here at at Anfield (European football) that's where we believe we belong.

"[Aspas] got little bits of magic and he'll certainly strengthen the squad, he's still very young but you can see the talent there.

"I thought [Kolo] Toure looked very assured at the back, [Simon] Mignolet kept a clean sheet. And Luis Alberto is one for the future. I'm sure every minute he gets here at Anfield it'll be a great experience for him.

"All our new signings are settling well and hopefully there's one or two more in these coming weeks."