Gerrard hungry for more success

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is as "hungry and ambitious" as ever - vowing to make sure he will once again be in contention for Footballer of the Year at the end of next season.

The England midfielder, who turns 29 on Saturday, was honoured at a gala dinner in London on Friday by the Football Writers Association after he topped the poll of journalists ahead of Manchester United duo Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney to win the prestigious accolade.

"There is still a lot to achieve for me personally, for Liverpool and England, so hopefully next year is going to be a lot bigger for me trophy wise," Gerrard said.

Although Liverpool were unable to sustain their title drive, Gerrard pledged to continuing working towards making the Anfield club the best around once more.

He scored 24 goals, 16 of which came in the Barclays Premier League as he led the Reds' challenge to eventual champions United.

"The coaches at Liverpool and England are always driving me on, trying to improve me as a player. I am 29 on Saturday and I still feel I can get better," he said.

"I am still learning every single day in training, working on parts of my game, am still very hungry and ambitious."

Gerrard added: "The night has blown me away to be honest, I did not realise it was such a big event with so many people here.

"I would love nothing better than to come back here and share this evening with you again, so I will certainly try my best to be here next year."

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