Liverpool desperate to win title for captain Gerrard – Sturridge

The Reds skipper has never won the Premier League and the striker says that he and his team-mates are desperate to lift the trophy for their inspirational team-mate

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says that his side are desperate to win the Premier League title for captain Steven Gerrard.

The Reds currently lead the top flight by two points, with many fans starting to believe that the club can pull off one of the biggest upsets of recent years by lifting the trophy in May.

Should Brendan Rodgers’s side hold off the respective challenges of Manchester City and Chelsea, captain Gerrard would finally get his hands on a Premier League winners’ medal – the one major prize that has so far evaded him – and Sturridge says that he and his team-mates will do all they can to ensure that the 33-year-old heads to the World Cup a winner.

“If we win it, Stevie really deserves it, he should win the Premier League because of everything he has done for this club,” he told the press. “Every player in this team will do their best to help him achieve that goal.

“He’s just unbelievable every day, a great leader. He lives and dies for this club, he’s been here his whole career and it’s just a great pleasure to be able to play with him. He is the perfect example for every young player around the country – in fact, a real example for every player.

“He’s been so loyal to Liverpool – he has been world class and still is world class. Stevie will always be a legend – not just for Liverpool but to England as well. He will definitely go down in history as one of the best midfielders in the game, never mind just this club.”

Liverpool would win the league if they won their remaining six games and Sturridge has reminded his fellow title-chasers that results will take precedence over performances in the title run-in.

“You saw it against Sunderland that teams will come and be really compact and try to close down all the spaces against us,” he added. “That makes it difficult but, from now, it is all about the results. That’s all that matters so we won’t worry about anything else.

“The important thing is just to keep working hard as a team and, if we do that, I am sure we will continue to get the results. There are still six games to go, every one of them huge, so we will not get too excited just yet.”

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