Cup success key for Reds
If we can win two cups this season we'll be happy, says Gerrard
Last Updated: May 3, 2012 7:13am
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher: Hoping for more silverware to add to their collection
Liverpool stalwarts Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher believe a second trophy would cap a successful season for the club.
The Reds have already won the Carling Cup, beating Cardiff at Wembley in February, and have the chance to add a second piece of silverware if they can beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
But any excitement about cup success has been tempered by Liverpool's woeful league form that has seen them lose eight of their last 12 Premier League games, slumping to eighth in the table.
Reds skipper Gerrard insists that the season will still be judged as a success if they can win two of the three competitions they entered in 2011-12.
"It is a successful season," said the 31-year-old. "This club is all about winning big trophies and the FA Cup certainly comes under that.
"We will assess the season after the weekend. If we can look back and say we have won two cups we will be happy.
"But of course we still have to address the problem of our league position."
Gerrard added: "Some of the biggest experiences myself and Jamie have had over the years have been winning cups. They are nights when you are successful you look back on with fond memories.
"The FA Cup is special altogether but we got a taste of success winning the Carling Cup and that will help some of the younger players in the squad and everyone really because winning breeds confidence."
Carragher agrees with his long-time team-mate, pointing out that medals are important to any footballer.
"We had gone five or six years before this season without a trophy and in that time we have had some great nights - European Champions League nights - but at the end of your career you want trophies to look back on as well," said the 34-year-old.
"We have one this season and if we get two, having been in three competitions, that will be a great season."
While not wishing to decry the Carling Cup, Carragher admits the FA Cup represents a step up in prestige.
"Playing for Liverpool in a cup final is special but we realise playing in an FA Cup final is a bigger stage than the Carling Cup final," he added.
"It is fantastic for the club, supporters, manager and players. It is something to look forward to."