Liverpool star Steven Gerrard desperate to play at new Wembley

23 September 2011 09:39

Steven Gerrard has admitted his next major target - helping Liverpool to finally play at the new Wembley.

Despite regular visits to the old stadium, it seems hard to believe that Liverpool still haven't played at Wembley since it was reopened in 2007.

Manchester United have played there 11 times in the last four years, with Chelsea appearing on nine occasions. Neighbours Everton have played there twice, and even part-timers Whitley Bay have played at English football's new home three times. In fact, sixty clubs have graced the stadium.

Making his return: Gerrard in action for Liverpool at Brighton on Wednesday

And now Gerrard, who made his comeback on Wednesday during Liverpool's Carling Cup tie at Brighton, is desperate to go there with the Merseyside giants.

Manager Kenny Dalglish put out a strong Liverpool team on the south coast, and their midfield star for one is pleased with that.

Gerrard said: 'We haven't been to a major cup final for a long time so we've got to take every cup seriously.

Hoping for a cup run: Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish

'Especially when there's no Europe, that makes it a bit easier for us to put stronger sides out. Kenny has assembled a fantastic squad and we've got a couple of good players for each position so even when he mixes it up or 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 competition seriously.

'That was the message from the manager before we went out at Brighton. He said we want to be one step closer to a major cup final.'

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Source: Daily_Mail