Steven Gerrard has admitted that he regrets not winning the Premier League title with Liverpool.
Speaking to Goal.com, the club's former influential captain, who departed Anfield last summer, has insisted that he's 'very proud' of his career on Merseyside.
Gerrard, despite failing to secure league success, inspired the Reds to numerous trophies, including honours in the FA Cup and the Champions League.
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Playing in over 500 league games for Liverpool, Gerrard will go down as one of the club's all-time greatest players, so it's not entirely surprising that he still regrets not leading his beloved side to the title.
Speaking to Goal, the LA Galaxy midfielder stated: "When you pull on the Liverpool shirt, you have an obligation to represent the club to the best of your ability and do everything in your power to help your team win trophies and I always tried to fulfil that.
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"I'm really proud of all the special memories I'll hold forever from the club and even the painful ones are worth it because they make the good ones feel that much better. The only one tiny regret, of course, is that I didn't win a championship."
Gerrard has also admitted that he wishes he could play for Liverpool for 100 years but has maintained that he has come to terms with the fact that his time as a player for the club is up.
The veteran has also insisted that he had highs and lows throughout his Anfield career but remains extremely proud of his time representing the club.
Gerrard continued by saying: "I wish I could play for Liverpool for 100 years. I wish I could wake up every day still being 25, still being captain of Liverpool and still leaving every inch of myself on the field for my boyhood club. The pressure that came with the responsibility wasn't something I didn't enjoy; I absolutely revelled in it at times.
"I loved it but it is a difficult team to play for with the expectation from millions of supporters worldwide who just want to see Liverpool back at the very top again, as I do. For me, the pressure and expectation was always maximised because I'm a fan myself and a local player so I knew exactly what every victory or defeat felt like beyond the dressing room.
"While there are some days more than most when I wake up and just want to turn back the clock and start my Liverpool journey again, I know my time as a player [for them] is up. I've had some highs that I didn't think were possible and some cruel lows, too, but I'm dead proud of my time representing the club on the pitch."
A career to be celebrated
Gerrard really was an inspiration on and off the pitch for Liverpool and will rightly be remembered as a legend. A Premier League title may well have eluded him, but his career shouldn't be defined by that alone.
Liverpool fans will no doubt be desperate to see their hero return to the club in some capacity in the near future and it certainly wouldn't come as a surprise. Gerrard may well be dreaming of finally winning the Premier League title as manager of the Reds.
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