London, May 15 (ANI): Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has vowed to turn 2010 into the greatest season of his life by winning the World Cup with England and title with Anfield.
The Anfield skipper’s Premier League hopes are all but over as he looks ahead to two crucial World Cup qualifiers for England next month.
The newly crowned Football Writers’ Player of the Year is being inspired by stories of Liverpool legend Roger Hunt, who picked up a World Cup winners’ medal in 1966 just weeks after the Reds had been crowned champions.
Now Gerrard would love to follow in the footsteps of a Kop hero. He said:
“Roger was a fantastic player. It’s a bit before my time but my dad has certainly made me aware of how good Roger was and if I can go on and emulate what he achieved in 1966 I’d be very happy.
“If we can repeat it in 2010 you will certainly see a happy Steven Gerrard come the end of the World Cup! It would be the best year of my career without a doubt. To win the league and then go on and win the World Cup, that’s what dreams are made of,” The Sun quoted him, as saying.
“There’s a lot of hard work and a lot of hurdles to get over before I can achieve that but that’s the ambition and dream. I think it’s possible,” he added.
Liverpool face West Brom on Sunday by the time Manchester United could be a champion, as they need only a point from game with Arsenal to retain the title.
Gerrard will then turn his attentions to June’s World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra as they close in on a finals place in South Africa. (ANI)