Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard sad to finish season ‘empty handed’
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he is disappointed to end the season "empty handed" after undergoing surgery
Steven Gerrard has admitted he is disappointed to end the season “empty handed” after shoulder surgery ruled the Liverpool captain out of the club’s remaining fixtures.
Brendan Rodgers has endured a mixed first season in charge at Anfield after replacing Kenny Dalglish in May, with the Reds making premature exits in the cup competitions and languishing in seventh place in the Premier League.
But Gerrard’s form has been a positive for Liverpool after the Reds captain cast aside his injury woes of recent seasons and scored nine goals in 35 top-flight appearances for the Merseyside outfit.
“I’ve felt my form has been good this season. I think I got off to a slow start after the tournament [Euro 2012] but got stronger as the season went on,” he told Liverpool’s website.
“I’ve enjoyed the season, although it is disappointing to leave it empty handed.”
Gerrard also urged his team-mates to finish the season in style in honour of their departing centre-half Jamie Carragher, who will skipper the club against Fulham and Queens Park Rangers before retiring.
“I’m sure we’ll be looking to finish on a high. Fulham is a tough game away from home, but I am quite confident,” he added.
“We’re playing really well away from home – if you look at our recent performances against Aston Villa, Reading where we should have won comfortably and Newcastle where we blew them away.
“If we can hit anywhere near close to those three performances, I’m sure we can get three points at Fulham.
“Then there’s Jamie Carragher’s last game against QPR. I think all the players in the dressing room, all the supporters and the staff need to give him the lift he needs to make sure he goes off with a win.”