Gerrard: Liverpool will win Premier League
Published 08/05/2009 | 00:17
Steven Gerrard has promised Manchester United that Liverpool will be at their throats in the title race for years to come with the England midfielder convinced "one day I will get my hands on the Premier League trophy".
United, with a game in hand, are still favourites to reclaim their crown, but Gerrard maintains: "If United close it out then we're going to have a right good go over the next three, four or five years and I believe we're too good not to win it.
"I honestly believe in my heart of hearts that this team will win the title. I believe I will get my hands on it."
And the Anfield skipper admits that the feeling of anger he has experienced when Liverpool have been out of the race by Christmas in the past has inspired him this season.
In the previous six seasons, Liverpool have found themselves finishing more than 30 points — on two occasions — behind the eventual champions and they have also finished 21 and 19 points adrift during that time.
But last season it was 11 points, and currently Liverpool are just three points adrift of leaders United with three games to go.
And Liverpool could reclaim top spot tomorrow if they win at West Ham, with United not playing until Sunday when they face Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Gerrard says: "If we are to go on to win the league this time there are a few lessons we can learn to take into the next campaign.
"If we don't (win it), there will still be things we can improve to make sure we are a better team next season.
"We have to use this one to our benefit, no matter what happens in the future.
"There have been too many draws at Anfield for our liking. We are a great side away from home.
"We are strong, can be physical, don't lose too many goals and are dangerous opponents for anyone.
"It is difficult sometimes when you come up against these teams who arrive at Anfield with virtually every player behind the ball.
"We need to be more ruthless at home. There are points there that, if we had taken them, we would be top with three games to go."