Liverpool captain plays down Premier League title ambitions

Steven Gerrard revealed that even though they finished second place in the previous season they shouldn’t consider themselves to be title favourites just yet, Express reports.

He stated that in the 2002 and 2009 campaign Liverpool finished in second place but began the following year without much impact, proving that a runners up spot didn’t guarantee a chance at the league title.

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“We made a lot of progress last season going from seventh to second and being very close to winning the title.

“The football we played and results we had against some of the best sides in the country rightly earned us a lot of praise.

“I’m sure it’s something supporters will remember for a long time. However it counts for absolutely nothing now.

“It’s gone and us players have to quickly move on. In both 2002 and 2009, I was part of the side that also finished second.

“At the time everyone assumed we’d build on that and then go one better.

“It didn’t happen. So none of us can just think we’ll be one of the top sides again this season.”

With Arsenal and Chelsea adding a few world class players to their squad, Manchester United now under Louis van Gaal, and Manchester City’s recent Community Shield loss, the league title is once again up for grabs.