Steven Gerrard looking to end Liverpool’s six-year trophy drought with League Cup win

The Anfield skipper is eager to lift the Merseyside team’s first piece of silverware since the FA Cup in 2006 when his side go to Wembley to face Cardiff City on Sunday

Steven Gerrard sees this weekend’s League Cup final against Cardiff City as the perfect opportunity to bring Liverpool‘s six-year trophy drought to an end.

Liverpool have failed to claim any silverware since their FA Cup victory over West Ham in 2006, and Gerrard is looking to put this unfruitful period to an end at Wembley on Sunday.

The captain also confirmed the importance that the League Cup holds for the club, stating that a victory could lead to further successes in the season, with the Reds also noted amongst the favourites for this year’s FA Cup.

"Everyone knows the club has been through some tough times but we're moving forward now,” he told Liverpool's official website.

"We're all desperate to bring success back. It's what we're working so hard to achieve.”

"I'm hoping this is just the beginning for us. It would be stupid to win the League Cup and then rest on our laurels. This is an important cup for us but there are other big prizes we want to strive for,” he explained.

"I honestly believe winning this cup will be the catalyst for a successful period for the club. It will certainly give us the belief and confidence to deliver more.

"That's what happened back in 2001. We picked up the League Cup and then went on win the treble. It gave us the confidence to go and win more trophies. Momentum builds and it gives everyone a taste of success.

"If we win on Sunday this group of players will experience what it's like to walk around a stadium full of your supporters going wild. That buzz and the tingles that gives you drives you on to want more.

"We're still in the FA Cup and challenging for a top-four place in the league. There's no doubt winning the League Cup would have a really positive effect on us for the rest of this season. It would drive us on to achieve more."

Despite his numerous appearances for England at Wembley this will be the first time he has represented his club at the new stadium, and he is keen to come away from the game with a winner’s medal after suffering heartbreak previously in cup finals.

"Every time I played for Liverpool at Cardiff and led the team out there, there was a bit of me thinking 'if only this was Wembley,'" he said.

"Don't get me wrong, we had some great days in Cardiff and I've got some fantastic memories of playing at the Millennium Stadium. But I'd have preferred to have won those trophies at Wembley.

"When growing up as a kid, I dreamed about playing in cup finals at Wembley. Then when I became captain of Liverpool, I dreamed about leading the team out there.

"To finally get the chance to achieve that with Liverpool will be amazing, I've experienced both the old and the new Wembley and I can tell you it's a very special place.

"You walk out and are hit by the number of people there. It's new and it's modern but the buzz is just the same as it was.

"I've experienced both sides of it [cup finals], the own goal I scored and losing to Chelsea in 2005 was one of the lowest days I've had as a footballer. Losing a cup final is a horrible feeling.

"I've won this cup twice and now I'm going for the hat-trick. That's my goal.

"I'll be doing everything I can on Sunday to ensure we come away from Wembley with that cup on our bus."

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