Liverpool on course for 'successful season' says Gerrard
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the Reds' season can be deemed successful if they triumph in this Saturday's FA Cup final.
Liverpool's league form has left a lot to be desired this season and they currently sit eighth in the table with just two games remaining, but with the Carling Cup already gained and the prospect of adding another trophy this weekend the England international has given his opinion.
"It'd be a successful season and that's what this club is all about - winning big trophies. The FA Cup certainly comes under that," Gerrard said. "We'll assess the season after the weekend and if we can look back and say we've won two cups, we'll be happy, but of course we still need to address the problem of our league position.
"It's what we play the game for - that's what we love. Some of the biggest experiences we've had over the years have been winning cups - the European Cup, the FA Cup, the Carling Cup. They're the nights when you're successful that you look back upon with fond memories.
"I think people will judge us after Saturday. People will say, 'You haven't done well in the league', but we'll say 'Yeah, but we've won two cups'. I think it's a fair argument."
Discussing the magic of the FA Cup, Gerrard continued: "The FA Cup is special altogether, but we certainly got a taste of success in winning the Carling Cup and that will help the younger players in the squad, and everybody really.
"Winning big trophies breeds a lot of confidence and belief. It gives you that taste of success and makes you want more - and that's what we want on Saturday. We're all aware we've underachieved in the league. The squad of players we've got are certainly better than where we are.
"We'll assess the season at the end and if we can win two trophies that can certainly help us bring some more success next year."
Re: Liverpool on course for 'successful season' says Gerrard
Win would be great for next season