As he approaches his 100th goal for Liverpool, Steven Gerrard remains philosophical about his chances of title glory with Liverpool, but admits that it is still the dream that pushes him on.
Speaking to the official LFC magazine the club captain said:
“It’s easy to get carried away at times, but it’s too early to start making any sorts of statements.
“I’ve done it in the past, when I’ve said we have got a chance in this or that year, only to see us fall short.
“I think we are better equipped to go closer this season, but that’s as far as I will go at the moment.
“I don’t want to raise anyone’s expectations too high in only the second month of the season.
“The plan is to still be in with a chance with five or 10 games to go. We have to be challenging.”
It is nearly 10 years since his debut, and while he still has a few years left, Gerrard is no doubt approaching the peak of his career.
“I am hoping that the next three or four years will be very good for me. I hope people are right when they say you peak at 28 or 29.
“I often reflect on what I have achieved in the game. I think about it every day and just hope that all those highlights, the trophies, the goals, the great wins and matches, are not the end of it.
“I want more of those experiences and memories. They are the best things that have happened to me in football. The joy you get from them is unbelievable.
“So over the next five years or so I want to get more cups under my belt and I am desperate to try to win this league.
“I feel the squad is a lot stronger than last season. There are certainly a lot more match-winners here.”
“I’m getting scared, the years are flying by.
“It has gone so quickly, and in November it will be 10 years since I broke into the first team.
“They say time flies when you are having fun, and it’s true. Now I just want to make the most of the time I have got left playing football.”