Steven Gerrard: 'We can finish fifth'

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring against Aston Villa during the Premier League clash on March 31, 2013
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Steven Gerrard says that Liverpool can finish fifth in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has no doubts that his side can still finish fifth in the Premier League this season after their recent run of form.

The England skipper scored the winning goal from the penalty spot during the Reds' 2-1 comeback victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Gerrard, who also cleared a Christian Benteke header off the line, insists that the Merseysiders can claim a high finish.

"I think we showed a lot of character, we had to raise it a little bit after half time. We felt a little bit hard done by to be trailing, we thought we did enough in the first half to at least be level," Gerrard told Sky Sports News.

"After the manager (Brendan Rodgers) spoke, we needed to go out and score as early as we can and that gave us the confidence and belief to go on and win the game. One of my close friends has been giving me stick about my hair and actually said to me before the game that I might score the winner with my head today.

"The penalty was the winner but I think the header actually won us the game so he was right in the end. [We want] to win every game. We want to finish as high as we can. If we can nick fifth or sixth, that's what we want to try and do."

Liverpool currently sit seventh in the Premier League table.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring against Aston Villa during the Premier League clash on March 31, 2013
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