Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool want to win FA Cup for Steven Gerrard

The Reds boss has admitted that the Anfield club want to win silverware to end the midfielder’s time at the club on a high.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he wants to win the FA Cup this season to end Steven Gerrard’s time at the club on a high note.

The talismanic midfielder has announced that he will leave Anfield at the end of this campaign to move overseas after 17 years in the Merseyside outfit’s first team.

The Reds start their cup campaign against AFC Wimbledon tonight and the Northern Irish manager has confessed that the competition holds importance to the club.

“Our aim was always to win a trophy this year and even more so now with that added incentive,” Rodgers is quoted as saying in The Daily Mail.

“To have a captain who has been a monumental figure for this club leaving there’d be no greater tribute than to reach a final, particularly an FA Cup final.

“To see him lift a trophy, that is what dreams are all about. It would be a great way for him to end his career and certainly we don’t want Stoke City to be our last game of the season.”

Ironically Gerrard’s 35th birthday is on May 30th - the day of the FA Cup final.

Gerrard has lifted the FA Cup twice before in 2001 and 2006 but is destined to leave Liverpool having never won the Premier League title.

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