Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gerrard admits to four quality signings required

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says that the club must sign three or four players in order to have any chance of challenging next season.

The Reds have endured a difficult season and are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League having finished second in the Premier League last season.

The Liverpool skipper said, "There are teams that have grown significantly in recent times, like Chelsea. In addition, Manchester United have been too strong [for us] for many years.

"Last year we came close to beating them but it is very difficult to overcome such a powerful team."

Looking ahead though, Gerrard echoed the comments of Anfield team-mates such as Fernando Torres and called for the signings of quality players over the summer.

Gerrard continued, "Everyone knows that we must learn from this season. Some players have said we need a stronger squad and the key is to have better players and improve.

"I do not believe in profound changes or a revolution. Three or four quality players should be enough but more quality than quantity.

"The Premier League is the food of this club. We haven't won it for such a long time and the crowd demand it.

"They want us to win this more than any other competition. We must continue to fight for this, hopefully finishing fourth this season and having a real go next season."

Gerrard's Liverpool future has been questioned unless the club shows ambition. But with the club up for sale and Rafa Benitez reportedly considering taking over at Juventus, the future appears far from certain.

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