Simon Mignolet desperate to win for Steven Gerrard

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Simon Mignolet admits he and his Liverpool team-mates are desperate to give Steven Gerrard one final victory at Anfield.

Gerrard has had an illustrious career at the club making 708 appearances and scoring 185 goals for the team he joined aged seven.

However, after a 17-year affiliation of the club that's provided him with a Champions League winner's medal in 2005 and two FA Cup triumphs, Gerrard has just two games left for Liverpool before he moves to MLS side LA Galaxy.

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The 34-year-old has been one of the Reds' greatest servants and stayed loyal to his boyhood club throughout his career, despite heavy interest elsewhere.

“We want to ensure he goes out with a win and we want to give the fans three points"

The Reds meet Crystal Palace on Saturday on home turf and the atmosphere will be electric for Gerrard's final appearance at Anfield.

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And Mignolet believes it is time he and his team-mates repaid Gerrard for his monumental efforts and gave the midfielder one last win in-front of the Kop.

"We have the last home game of the season coming up against Palace and Steven’s last game at Anfield," the 27-year-old told

“We want to ensure he goes out with a win and we want to give the fans three points.

“Stevie has done in the past two games what he’s been doing here throughout his career – scoring very important goals at important moments."


Gerrard's final Anfield appearance will be something of epic proportion and it will be relished by every Kopite.

The former England captain has become a cult hero on the Red half of Merseyside for his heroic performances down the years. Gerrard is admired by many across the footballing world and recently enjoyed a standing ovation from the Stamford Bridge crowd following Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea last Sunday.

However, the reception in west London will not compare to the one the box-to-box midfielder will receive following the Palace game. Anfield will be flooded with loyal Kopites who've watched Gerrard carry their team to Champions League success in 2005 and FA Cup glory the following season.

A ticket for the game won't be easy, however - no Liverpool fan will want to miss the game and some are even selling at £2000 each to witness Gerrard's final Anfield performance.


Prior to the Chelsea match, Jose Mourinho admitted he attempted to sign Gerrard for Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but, was unsuccessful due to his loyalty to Liverpool.

Gerrard has stated on numerous occasions on the build-up to leaving the Merseyside club that he could never play against the club he grew up and will continue to adore.

He now looks to settle in the sun on the West Coast of America representing one of MLS' premium sides in LA Galaxy. The California outfit have won the MLS Cup three times, including last season, and their squad boasts the likes of former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane and United States international Omar Gonzalez.

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