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Gerrard makes title top priority

Gerrard can go for ten more years - Benitez

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard wants to mark 10 years in the first team by bringing the title back to Anfield for the first time since 1990.

The 28-year-old made his debut at Anfield a decade ago on Saturday as a substitute in a win against Blackburn.

"My priority is to win the Premier League. We believe we're good enough to challenge," told the Daily Express.

"Everyone wants it so badly. I want it because I've never won it. I don't want to finish my career without one."

Liverpool have not won the title since 1990, and Gerrard has set his heart on adding that accolade to the Champions League, Uefa Cup, FA Cups and League Cups he has won in a glittering Anfield career.

The Reds are level on points with leaders Chelsea, with just over of a third of the Premier League season played.


"Getting involved in the title race and staying involved in it is a completely different challenge to what we are used to at Liverpool.

"To finish in the top four you can have a defeat and it does not hit you too bad. Two successive defeats in the title race and it could be over.

"But we are in there and everybody wants to make sure that's the case at the end of the season.

"I'm coming up to 10 years and it doesn't feel like that. It's flown. I'm sure the next five or six will be exactly the same, that's why I have to make the most of every minute I've got."

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Liverpool v West Ham
27 Nov 08 |  Premier League
Anfield incident probed by Uefa
27 Nov 08 |  Liverpool
Gerrard vows to stay at Anfield
21 Nov 08 |  Liverpool
Gerrard given freedom of borough
11 Nov 08 |  Merseyside

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