Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard: It will take a miracle to win league title
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says it will take a miracle for the Reds to win the Premier League before he retires
Steven Gerrard has admitted it will take “a miracle” for Liverpool to win the Premier League title before the midfielder retires.
The Reds were 5-2 winners at Norwich City on Saturday – their first league victory of the season – but currently reside in 14th place, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea.
The 32-year-old has won every other major trophy in domestic and European club football, including the Champions League title in 2005 and scoring twice in the FA Cup final one season later.
Gerrard captained Liverpool to the runners-up spot in 2009 with Rafael Benítez in charge at Anfield, finishing four points behind eventual winners Manchester United.
But the England international cannot envisage Brendan Rodgers’ side claiming a 19th top-flight title before he retires, with increased competition from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and United for the crown.
“It’ll be a miracle if we win the title before I finish,” Gerrard told The Sunday Times.
“I say that because of my age and the situation with rivalries. The league has become more difficult to win.”
“There’s not just [Manchester] United and Arsenal now but [Manchester] City, Chelsea and Tottenham. Newcastle are coming as well.
“We were eighth last year. If this season goes well, we get a bit of luck, improve, we have a 50-50 chance of being in the top four. That’s being realistic. It’s achievable.
“Even if we do sneak into the top four, I’ll be 33 at the end of the season, so that’s why it’ll be a miracle if we win the title before I finish.
“But I’ll keep fighting. I’ll keep trying and see what happens.”