The Reds haven't reached the final of a major competition since 2007's Champions League defeat to AC Milan and that's a statistic the captain is looking to improve in 2011/12.
"We haven't been to a major cup final for a long time, so we've got to take every cup competition seriously - especially when there is no Europe, which makes it a bit easier to put out stronger sides," said Gerrard.
"Kenny has assembled a fantastic squad and we've got a couple of players for each position, so even when he mixes it up and rests people, we've still got a strong side.
"When you play for Liverpool, it's all about winning trophies. That's why we've got to take every cup seriously and that was the message from the manager before we beat Brighton. "And being captain as well, there's nothing more I want than to go to Wembley with the rest of the lads and lift a cup."