Masch eyes European glory

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has declared he is striving to land his first piece of silverware with the Merseyside giants this season.

The tough-tackling Argentina international joined the Anfield-based club from West Ham United three years ago and he is yet to get his hands on a trophy during his stay.

But the 25-year-old wants to set the record straight at the end of the season and, as the Reds prepare to meet Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final, they are just two games from the final in Hamburg on May 12.

Speaking to reporters, he said:"I don't want to leave Liverpool having won nothing. For me, that would be a failure.

"I often think about how I will look back on my career when I've finished.

"I talk about this with my team-mates all the time and we all understand how important it is for the club and the city to give something back.

"It is clear to me that Liverpool fans and the people of Liverpool have been fighting all of their lives for the good of the club and that is something that inspires me when I step on to the pitch.

"I would like to look back at the end of a long career with Liverpool with lots of winners' medals and trophies."

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