Liverpool FC manager hoping Gerrard gets FA Cup triumph

Steven Gerrard could receive the ultimate parting gift by winning the FA Cup with Liverpool this season

Liverpool FC manager hoping Gerrard gets FA Cup triumph

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January 6th, 2015

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Unless you’ve been living underground for the past few days, you will have noticed that Steven Gerrard will be leaving Liverpool FC at the end of the season.

Gerrard is arguably the most iconic Premier League player of all time, having come to represent all that is good about Liverpool FC over the past fifteen years and his manager wants a final piece of silverware for the Reds captain.

Two Gerrard goals saw Liverpool win 2-1 away to AFC Wimbledon on Monday night and the midfielder’s birthday falls on FA Cup final day, with Brendan Rodgers hoping that the Merseyside team can win the competition.

“I think the FA Cup final is on his birthday, so there would be no better way, for him. It would be a wonderful send-off for him,” said Rodgers. “There are a lot of games to play in between. If we could do it, it will be really special.

“He was outstanding in the game, a brilliant individual performance from him and the real catalyst for us. It was a tough game overall. In the second half we were much better, he scored two and probably if he was a really selfish player he would have stayed on the ball and got a hat-trick. He was outstanding but he’s still trying to create opportunities for other players.”

Gerrard added: “I always enjoy the FA Cup. I grew up loving the competition. It’ll be the last time, so I want to make the most of it and go all the way. It doesn’t matter where you are, form goes out the window in the FA Cup and it’s a leveller. I know what it means to supporters. If I wasn’t in this team I’d be in the stands, so I’ll always try to give my best whether I’m playing AC Milan or Wimbledon.”

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