Liverpool skipper Gerrard: I don't blame anyone for lack of league winner's medal

Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard refuses to blame anyone for their failure to win the Premier League.

Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard refuses to blame anyone for their failure to win the Premier League.

Last week, Sven Goran Eriksson urged Gerrard to leave Anfield if he wanted a League winner's medal.

"I see no point in pointing fingers," he told the Daily Mail. "I see no point complaining that I haven’t won the league because the owners left, because Rafa Benitez sold Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano wanted to go to Barcelona.

"I could point to the setbacks the club have suffered and blame them for why I haven’t won the league. But the season that we finished second we could have won the league. We drew two or three stupid games at home and I was in the team, I was playing; I have to take some of the responsibility for that. I may need to look at myself before I start pointing fingers. It’s too easy to blame other people in football.

"Of course, it’s the one big hole in my career and maybe I’ll never win the league now.

"But I’ve done a lot. I have no regrets. I’d love to win the Premier League. I still have that hunger. But I also know I have to be realistic and it could be I’m no longer playing when this club win the league again.

"But what do I do? It would be easy to say I want to leave. That I’ve had enough of this club. But I haven’t had enough. I want more. I’ve also won the best cup you can win. People talk about me never winning the Premier League but there are players who’ve won the Premier League who have never lifted the European Cup.

"I’m the captain of this team and I’ve achieved 90 per cent of what I set out to.

"I’m also approaching 100 caps for England, I’ve captained my country, I’ve captained Liverpool and I’ve won trophies. And right now all I’m thinking about is what I can achieve in the next two or three years, while I’m still feeling strong."

Have your say