Liverpool’s Gerrard Warns EPL Rivals: Reds Will Be Champions Again… Soon!
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is very optimistic about the club's future. The skipper is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
There have been so many taunts aimed at Liverpool down the years due to the Merseyside Reds’ inabiity to clinch a single English Premier League title since 1991. However, Liverpool are working towards a revival of the club and captain Steven Gerrard believes that the team’s progress has been rather positive under coach Kenny Dalglish.
Having failed to qualify for Europe, Liverpool will benefit from more time in a less tense football agenda next season. The English Premier League, the FA Cup (which they last won in 2005) and the Carling Cup will be at stake whereas there will be no UEFA Champions League or Europa League fixture in their schedule.
But while Liverpool are looking forward to making the most of more precious time to organize along the road next season, English giants Manchester United and Chelsea especially (with the emergence of 2011 FA Cup champions Manchester City, lately) are not keeping their hands away from their pockets.
The Blues, for example, have splashed the cash to acquire the services of the man that is arguably Europe’s hottest manager right now—Andre Villas-Boas. Manchester United, meanwhile, have completed the signings of goalkeeper David de Gea and winger Ashley Young. And those clubs are not done yet on the market, it is believed.
So as the competition gets highly influenced by big money-spending, should Liverpool be intimidated? An optimistic and confident Steven Gerrard gave his opinion in an interview with The Sun on Wednesday—warning the club’s haters and giving hope to Merseyside Reds supporters.
“What I can say is that Liverpool will be back among the trophies, sooner rather than later, because we are moving in the right direction,” the skipper boldly declared.
“We have got fantastic players. The structure of the club is healthy from top to bottom and that means the team won’t be too far away from winning.
“It's difficult to say when [we will end the English Premier League title drought] because that adds pressure to the team. But we will get the championship again.”
Liverpool have been busy on the market this summer. Stewart Downing and Blackpool’s Charlie Adam could land at Anfield soon, based on reports from the English media. Aaron Lennon may also quit Tottenham Hotspur for Liverpool, according to rumors, as Kenny Dalglish aims to capture more players following the signing of Jordan Henderson.