Steven Gerrard has admitted that he’ll always look back on his time at Liverpool and regret not winning the Premier League. The 34-year-old is set to make his final appearance at Anfield on Saturday against Crystal Palace, before the Reds’ final game of the season at Stoke – potentially his 710th game for the club.
Liverpool have failed to replicate last season’s title challenge and look set to finish 5th, leaving Gerrard, whose costly mistake against Chelsea last year contributed to the Reds collapse, to rue the missed opportunity. Speaking to LFCTV, he said: “I look back at it with pride, I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved here.
“All the trophies I’ve won and all the great memories I’ve had, but certainly, not winning the Premier League will certainly be a dent in that. “There’s nothing I can do it about it now, it’s certainly a regret I’ll go away with, but I’ve got to look at the big picture. “Growing up as a boy and dreaming of playing for Liverpool, just that one time, sitting here now with 708 appearances, I’ve achieved an awful lot more than what I thought I would at the beginning.”
In what is set to be an emotional farewell, Gerrard added: “I don’t know [how emotional Saturday will be]. I haven’t got a clue, I don’t know what it’s going to be like at the end of the game when I get the chance to say goodbye for real.
“I’ve been dreading this moment, in a strange way, because I’m going to miss it so much; playing at Anfield, playing in front of the fans, I’m going to miss playing with my team-mates. “So it will be emotional but the plan is to keep it together, stay strong and try to avoid the tears.”