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We can save face with FA Cup suggests Liverpool's Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the club's shortcomings in the Premier League this season can be counteracted by winning a second trophy.

The Reds, who sit eighth in the league and 13 points off a Champions League spot, have already secured the Carling Cup and could make it a double if they navigate their way past Merseyside rivals Everton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley tomorrow.

Despite the disappointment in the league, Gerrard says that can be offset by booking a spot in the FA Cup final before triumphing over either Chelsea or Tottenham to grab a second piece of silverware for the campaign.

"Everyone's frustrated with the league position, we won't hide that fact," he said. "The simple facts are our league campaign hasn't been good enough.

"We're all frustrated and the players have under-delivered in the league, all of us.

"Not just the new signings, not just certain individuals, all of us have under-delivered in the league but we've done fantastically in the cups.

"We had three targets at the beginning of the season. One was top four and then we wanted to have two cup runs and I think we've done fantastically well.

"There's one more big hurdle to get over and to deliver two cup finals would be an unbelievable achievement.

"I think if this team, this squad, delivers two major cup finals in one season, it can turn the season into a success."

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