Saturday, 18 June 2011

Steven Gerrard : Liverpool's aim next season is to win the Premier League title

Steven Gerrard says Liverpool's aim next season is nothing less than to win the Premier League title. The Reds captain has been out of action since March, when he saw his season cut short by a groin injury, and is looking forward to returning for the new campaign.And the influential midfielder is eyeing silverware ahead of his comeback.Gerrard told Sky Sports News: "If we were to get back in the top-four next season I think it would be a fantastic achievement."But we will be setting out to win the league, because that's what you do year in and year out at Liverpool."He added: "We've got a good side together. Hopefully it'll be strengthened with a few new signings in the next few weeks before we go back."Then we'll be in a position where we're competitive next season.""We will be setting out to win the league, because that's what you do year in and year out at Liverpool."
Gerrard admits it stung to see Manchester United surpass Liverpool's title record last season when they landed their 19th league trophy."The way they were playing you knew the 19 was going to come," he added. "And it did hurt because they are our biggest rivals."You've got to give credit where it's due. We've got to get on with it and the challenge is can we equalise as soon as possible."Gerrard says he is hungry to get back to action after spending so long on the sidelines."I'm actually dying for a game of football," he added. "In a strange way it's been good to get a rest mentally, and also physically."I believe I'm going to come back firing, fit and well next season."It's probably the best I've felt, physically and mentally, going into a season so I'm excited, I can't wait for it."

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