Liverpool defender Daniel Agger believes it would be a "great achievement" for Brendan Rodgers' side to finish in the top four this season.
The Reds have enjoyed a great run to their start of the season as they sit second in the Premier League table with 23 points from 11 games, trailing league leaders Arsenal by two points.
However, the race to win the title and also for the top four places could down to the wire as top eight teams are separated by six points. The Denmark international is aware that it would not be an easy task for Liverpool despite Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are out of the top four after 11 games.
"Ever since I've been here the league has got stronger and stronger every season. It's getting more and more tight. From the outside that probably makes it better to watch," Agger told Liverpool's official website.
"With all the teams who are up there it would be a great achievement to finish in the top four," the defender added.
Liverpool added over half a dozen of new faces to their squad in the summer and were also successful in retaining Luis Suarez, despite the striker expressing his desire to leave Anfield.
The 28-year-old claims the Merseyside club have a better squad this season to seal a place in the next year's Champions League.
"There is still a long way to go but all the guys here want to play in the Champions League again. The team is looking more solid this season. It's been a few seasons now without Champions League football here," the Dane said.
"When you have played in it before, that's where you want to be. That's where all the best players, all the best teams are. We definitely want to be in the top four and you can see that hunger out on the pitch.
"There was not only a good performance against Fulham in terms of scoring four goals and keeping a clean sheet, but we were all running a lot and working for each other. If you want to finish in the top four of the Premier League, that's so important - maybe even more important than the quality." Agger concluded.