Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 6/27/13
Steven Gerrard is excited by Liverpool's quartet of new signings and hopes they will improve their chances of making the Champions League. Manager Brendan Rodgers has already done deals for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto, Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. More additions are expected, with Rodgers likely to offload a number of others after selling Andy Carroll to West Ham, with Liverpool interested in Shakhtar Donetsk's £20million-rated midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Gerrard hopes the new arrivals will allow his side to bridge the gap between their seventh-place finish last season and fourth. "I'm really looking forward to getting started, especially with the news of us making a few signings," he said. "It's always important to get faces in as soon as possible; they can get a full pre-season under their belt, get to know the lads and how the manager wants to play. "There are some exciting names in there...
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