Arbeloa eager for medals
Alvaro Arbeloa says he is keen to lead Liverpool to silverware this season.
By Ashley Marshall
Last Updated: 31/08/08 7:38pm
Alvaro Arbeloa says he is keen to lead Liverpool to silverware this season and add to his Euro 2008 winners' medal.
The Spanish defender believes Rafa Benitez's side is the best he has been part of since his move to England and he wants to play a big part in the team's successes at Anfield.
Arbeloa was only used as a back-up squad player during Spain's European victory, but he admits the taste of a major championship medal has whetted his appetite for domestic glory.
The full-back believes he has the ability to establish himself as a first team regular at Liverpool and he insists the Merseyside outfit are good enough to take league and cup honours.
Arbeloa said: "At Liverpool we begin every season determined to be winners. This club is built for success and has a rich history. I was not here when we won the Champions League or FA Cup, so now I want to see for myself, to experience that level of success.
"We have some of the best players in the world in our squad and we should be winning things.
"But we will not be doing too much talking about the Premier League, because it seems we are saying the same thing every season."
Liverpool have started the season with a 100 per cent record after two late winners against Sunderland and Middlesbrough, and they hope to add to that success at Villa Park, where they are unbeaten in their last 10 visits.
"We have made a good start and we aim to continue that way," Arbeloa added.
"This season it is important we do our talking on the pitch, we were not happy to end last season without a trophy."
Arbeloa added: "This is the most difficult top division to win in Europe. No other country spends the amount of money spent here on players, but Liverpool have a squad that can compete with the best.
"Only a fool would make any serious predictions about who will win trophies in England. But this season we will be consistent and hard to beat.
"We will just have to wait and see exactly how far that level of consistency can take us, but for me, I want to be part of a successful Liverpool side and to experience more success after the taste I had in the summer with Spain."