Gerrard - Reds can compete
Anfield skipper confident Liverpool can challenge for top honours
Last Updated: August 28, 2012 4:07pm
Steven Gerrard: Hoping Brendan Rodgers can bring the good times back to Anfield
Steven Gerrard refuses to buy into Sven Goran Eriksson's belief that he must leave Liverpool if he is to win the Premier League title.
Former England coach Eriksson has been quoted as saying that the Reds captain will need to turn his back on his home-town club if he is to land the biggest prize in English football.
Gerrard appreciates that Liverpool, who have opened another new era under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers, are some way off getting their hands on the top-flight crown at present.
He is, however, of the opinion that he can fulfil his ambitions at Anfield and has offered no indication that a switch elsewhere is something that he would consider, now or in the future.
"I don't think we're miles away," Gerrard told Sky Sports News HD.
"We have to be realistic and we finished eighth in the league last year, but we got to two major cup finals which shows that we are a good team and we can compete with anyone on our day.
"If we find a better level of consistency at the club, I think we can find ourselves higher up the table than last year.
"Who knows what's around the corner? For me, I just take each game as it comes and hopefully before I hang my boots up I can realise the dream of winning it, but I'm also realistic as well."
Since making his Liverpool debut back in 1998, Gerrard has worked under six different bosses.
Rodgers is the latest to have been charged with the task of bringing the glory days back to the red half of Merseyside, and the Northern Irishman has the full backing of his talismanic skipper.
"I just take each game as it comes and hopefully before I hang my boots up I can realise the dream of winning it, but I'm also realistic as well."
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Gerrard added: "Of course it's different. All managers are, and we have had a new coaching set-up, so there are bound to be differences, but it's not drastic changes.
"All the managers I have worked with have tried to play the right way for the club, it's worked out for some and it hasn't for others. Let's hope that it's a bright future under Brendan.
"He has more of a continental style, he wants to us to keep the ball more with emphasis on possession and winning the ball back as quickly as we can. Let's hope there is a bright future around the corner."