“It’ll happen pretty soon” – Steven Gerrard says youth can lead Liverpool to Premier League success
Steven Gerrard has revealed how disappointed he is to see Liverpool fall at the final hurdle and miss out on the Premier League title to Manchester City.
“Devastation. To come so close and then fall away at the end is hard to take,” said the Liverpool captain.
“On the other hand, we’ve achieved what we set out to achieve some weeks ago, but it’s emotional at the moment because we’ve fallen away.”
Gerrard went on to thank the club’s fans for their support over the season and remained humble in defeat – congratulating Manchester City on their second Premier League title.
“We’ve not delivered the title for our support. I’m running out of words to describe the fans here at the club, they get bigger and bigger and better and better for every season that I’m here.”
“We have to congratulate Manchester City, they have been the best over 38 games, although it’s difficult to take.”
The 33-year-old, who will captain England at the World Cup this summer, remained optimistic about the season despite missing out on what would have been his first Premier League title. Gerrard feels that being involved in a title race will give the young players experience for future seasons and concluded by insisting that the current squad has all the credentials to go on and win the Premier League in the near future.
“It’s not all doom and gloom, we’ve got Champions League back and we’ve been involved in a proper title race.”
“The experience for this young squad is going to take to them to the title. Whether it’s next year or the year after, it’ll happen pretty soon, that’s what I believe. The talent in the squad, it’s there.”