Gerrard: Winning the FA Cup would take pressure off Liverpool

The Reds' captain insists that despite the club's league position, a second cup triumph on Saturday will breed confidence and create momentum for next season

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has insisted victory in Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea would make the Reds' season a success and relieve the pressure at Anfield after a disappointing league campaign.

Kenny Dalglish's side have already won the League Cup this season but have struggled in the Premier League and are currently sitting in eighth place in the table, 34 points behind leaders Manchester City, with two games to play.

Gerrard admitted that Liverpool's league form has not been acceptable this season but is hoping victory at Wembley can signal a successful end to the campaign and provide a boost for next season.

“We hope it can kick-start us for next season. We are all aware we have underachieved in the league and the squad of players is certainly better than where we are," he told The Times.
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“We will assess the season and if we win two trophies, I think it would alleviate the pressure slightly.

"People will judge us after Saturday. People will say, ‘You haven’t done well in the league,’ but we can say, ‘Yes, but we have won two cups.’ I think that’s a fair argument."

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