The iconic player of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard who has played during his entire career with the club located at Anfield has made some bold statements as the English midfielder admitted to the press that he thinks Liverpool can win the Premier League title in the next season.
Steven Gerrard spoke to the media and said: ‘’I think this is the first time in a long time that I can be confident of telling people that we are the real deal and are real title contenders before a ball has been kicked. I believe we are in a much better place now than we were this time last year. The reason being because we’ve got the taste, the know-how and the experience of being in a title race. If we can use the hurt of falling short last season in our favor then hopefully we can go one better’’
Liverpool came extremely close on winning the Premier League silverware during the previous season as they fell short only by 2 points with Manchester City managing to come out on top and win the English league with a very close margin of distance.
However, you have to take into consideration that Luis Suarez was the main powerhouse behind the breakthrough and impressive campaign of Liverpool as the Uruguayan scored scored 31 goals which was more than any other player in the league and not only that but Suarez also came out on the top spot of assisters as he provided 12 assists at the end of the season.
Brendan Rodgers will not have at his disposal Luis Suarez for another season after selling him to Barcelona with a price tag of €94 million. This astronomically high price tag turned the Uruguayan attacker into the 3rd most expensive player following behind C.Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
This injection of cash has helped Brendan Rodgers on fortifying the midfield and defensive areas of the squad as the Northern Irish manager has already signed: Suso, Emre Can, Divock Origi and Andre Wisdom.
Rodgers will try to fill in the gap left by Suarez with Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic as both of them are attacking players but it still remains doubtful if any of those players can have as much as an impact as Luis Suarez had during the past campaign but Steven Gerrard is confident that these new arrivals will make it happen for Liverpool and help them obtain a trophy that the club has never managed to collect in their entire history, the Premier League title.