As he prepares to play his last game at Anfield tonight against Crystal Palace after 17 seasons, Liverpool legend admits that missing out on the league trophy will rankle
Liverpool: 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 today 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
Dreading the moment
"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 teammates."
Asked what he will miss the most from his time at Anfield, Gerrard said: "I think it'll be the supporters as a whole. They've given me incredible support since day one, they've been there for me throughout this journey and I've had some really cruel lows and some incredible highs but their support for me has never changed."
>> FA Cup (2): 2001, 2006
>> League Cup (3): 2001, 2003, 2012
>> Community Shield (1): 2006
>> Champions League (1): 2005
>> UEFA Cup (1): 2001
>> UEFA Super Cup (1): 2001
>> Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year (1): 2006
>> Professional Footballers’ Association young player of the year (1): 2001
>> PFA team of the year (8): 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014
>> PFA Merit Award: 2015
>> Football Writers’ Association footballer of the year (1): 2009
>> Premier League player of the month (5): February 2001, March 2003, December 2004, April 2006, March 2014
>> FA Cup final man of the match (1): 2006
>> Champions League final man of the match (1): 2005
>> UEFA club footballer of the year (1): 2005
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